The residents say that without notification the water supply in Ixopo was cut off. The communities go for weeks without potable water and are forced to purchase bottled water. When there eventually is water in their homes, it isn't properly purified and causes diarrhea.
Boreholes have saved the day for a few.
Gift of the Givers was the first to respond to the Ixopo community, Fairview community, Ixopo Village School, Ixopo Estate Aided School and the Morningside community w a total contribution of 50 000lts of water. Tricircle contributed 20 000lts and Elliot Mobility made their contribution of 10 000lts to the total water distributed