Gov plans to sell water to South Africa



BEITBRIDGE – The Zimbabwe Government has plans to sell water to the South African border town of Musina just across Beitbridge, the Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Dr Anxious Jongwe Masuka has said.

He said this on Thursday last week on the sidelines of a ZANU PF PCC induction meeting. 

Musina, a South African City has been battling water problems for some years and recently there was a strike over water. Some parts of the Limpopo Province city have been without water for three weeks.

The water will be sold from Zhove Dam in Beitbridge which is along Mzingwane River. Authorities who spoke to Two Nations said although there are houses in Beitbridge that are not yet connected to water, the border town has enough capacity to supply itself and Musina.

Efforts to get a comment from Musina Mayor were futile.

Zhove Dam has a capacity of 133 million cubic metres.

Two Nations is reliably informed that water works designs have already been done with the water export deal to South Africa in mind. A pipeline for clean water has been built into South Africa. 

 “We anticipate to supply water to South Africa and designs for water works have been done,” Masuka.

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