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Heavy Rush in Swimming Pool

Community Alert/Bongiwe Nkambule/Barberton-Mpumalanga/27 Sep 17

We the residents of Barberton (Mbombela municipality, Lowveld) are concerned about the local public swimming pool in the area that experiences a heavy rush since its opening in Sept 1.
The area of Barberton has one public swimming pool and is situated in town.The children from the location have to pay R20 for transport to the pool.The other pool at Cathyville has been closed for the last 10 years.
Last week Sartuday the pool was full to the brim as children want to cool themselves at the pool. Many children whose parents cannot afford to pay for them are forced to swim in the streams and rivers and they are not safe. According to Richard Nkosi a resident …the Spokesperson for the City of Mbombela was out of reach for comment. By Bongiwe Nkambule