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Water is life but Motse river water might take one’s life due to pollution

Community Alerts/ Tokelo Mahlakoane/Limpopo-Sekhukhune/20/04/18

In our village Moroke Sekutlong under fetakgomo Tubatse local Municipality we do have people who try their all means to put food on the table to feed their families by small scale farming. What is worrying me is that, the water that they use to irrigate their garden is from Motse River which is highly  contaminated by the water that discharged by Twickenham mine. Some of the farmers said there is a time they would experience running stomach (diarrhea) after eating their vegetables and at times  their vegetables change colours like tomatoes turn yellow in colour. The garden photo that you saw, the owner of the garden didn’t experience anything by now because he just started this year, I advised him not to sell the product before he can test it to experience the danger. By Tokelo Mahlakoane