29 March 2017
Bloemfontein - The right to water and proper sanitation are the most violated human rights in the Free State.
The South African Human Rights Commission’s Provincial Senior Legal Office, Shirley Mlomb, says it’s concerning that the province and the country at large is still crippled with issues pertaining to poor service delivery.
She says several communities suffer from a backlog of proper provision for water and sanitation.
“We currently have a number of complaints on water and sanitation from bucket toilets to unserviced sewerage systems. Some communities experience raw sewage on their streets. It is a huge problem in the province,” she said.
She says they are currently resolving individual complaints. She adds that in most cases they have completed investigations, however, they still need to prepare investigative reports. Mlombo says they aim to release these reports in the upcoming fiscal year.