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Gift of the Givers delivers thousands of litres of drinking water to cholera-stricken Hammanskraal

Neelam Rahim | neelam@radioislam.co.za

2-minute read
24 May 2023 | 15:00 CAT

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Aid organization Gift of Givers has distributed thousands of litres of bottled water in Hammanskraal. The area, which includes the Jubilee District Hospital, is in the grip of a cholera outbreak with at least 15 dead and more than 35-thousand infected.

On Monday, a team reported to Jubilee District Hospital and distributed around 1400 5-litre and 140 10-litre bottles of water, Gift of the Givers, Clifford Mabe said.

According to Mabe, the program on Tuesday included distributing 1800 5-litre water bottles to four neighbouring clinics, delivering 400 5-litre bottles to each clinic. Hygiene packs in Moretele Local Municipality for the community will commence on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, at least 15 people have died from the bacterial disease, and 40 have been hospitalized.

According to Sowetan Live, many people from Kanana, Suurman, Majaneng and Greenfield in Hammanskraal have presented at Jubilee District Hospital with diarrhoea, stomach cramps and vomiting.

On Monday, the NPO said it had acted after a call from Moretele municipality mayor Masango George Manyike on Sunday.

The City of Tshwane said testing on multiple sites had detected no cholera in the piped water supply.

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