South Africa Province Threatens To Deploy Army In Water-starved Municipality


The army could be deployed on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast where municipal workers have allegedly sabotaged the water system. Premier Willies Mchunu said his office had requested that Cyril Ramaphosa send more security and introduce Operation Fiela to affected areas. The municipality alleges that municipal workers have vandalised the pipeline and shut off valves in response to not being paid as a result of embarking on a go-slow in March. Workers told Mchunu that they were not responsible for the sabotage and that they were not on strike but were locked out.