ActionSA commission of inquiry found irregularities in the Rooiwal water treatment plant

 An independent commission of inquiry into the Hammanskraal water crisis, that was appointed by ActionSA in 2021, found that funds which were set aside for the upgrade of the Rooiwal water treatment plant, were missing.

The failure of the project has led to the long standing water issues in the Hammanskraal township which has now escalated to a cholera crisis claiming 15 lives and leading to over 50 people being hospitalized.

“The contractor who was responsible for refurbishing the Rooiwal water treatment plant was grossly lacking in the competence to conduct a contract of such magnitude”, said ActionSA’s councillor Thabang Sebotsane, in an interview.

The contractor is said to be Businessman Edwin Sodi’s company.

In July last year, ActionSA requested the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to include the Hammanskraal Water Report in its investigation regarding irregularities found. 

It is unclear if this was done.

Done by: Sibulele Stuurman


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