Crippling drought takes a heavy toll on Free State residents

Free State on the brink of humanitarian disaster

27 October 2019 - 00:00 By Alex Patrick

Dineo Moteka, 36, waits for an hour to fill her two 20l buckets from a spring on a hillside in QwaQwa. On her back, she carries her baby, protected from the harsh weather by a blanket.

It is a two-hour round trip for water in the Maluti-a-Phofung municipality in the eastern Free State. The municipality encompasses the towns of Harrismith, Kestell and Phuthaditjhaba...

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