South Africa: Zuma faces charge

source: IOL
August 10 2010 at 09:20AM
By Angelique Serrao

President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Environment and Water Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica, have been charged under Section 151 of the National Water Act in a bid to get them to answer for rampant pollution in the Hartbeespoort area.

Environment and Conservation Association chairwoman Nicole Barlow filed the charges at the Hartbeespoort police station yesterday.

Captain Enoch Legoete at first refused to open a case against Zuma, saying he hadn’t committed a crime.

But Barlow insisted and two case dockets were opened. She said Sonjica should be charged as she had not done anything to stop the pollution and Zuma should be charged as [continue reading]


  1. It is about time! I am glad that someone is taking the water in the Hartebeestpoort Dam seriously. This is a lovely dam that can provide a lot of water to people in the area.

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