Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, B Sonjica to visit victims of unhealthy drinking water in Mthatha

8 June 2009

All media are informed that the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs will tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 June, visit the village of Mpheko, Mthatha, where eight villagers were reported to have died from vomiting and diarrhoea. These deaths have been linked to use of unhealthy drinking water in the village.

The Minister will receive the latest briefing on the state of investigations being undertaken by the department in collaboration with the province and local government.

Details of the visit are as follows:

Date: 9 June 2009
Time: 09h30
Venue: Speaker's Office, Government Printers, District Municipality

For media confirmations and information contact:
Sputnik Ratau
Cell: 082 521 9614 or 082 874 2942.