Jagersfontein Developments are facing legal charges after Jagersfontein Dam collapsed resulting in flooding that took a life and left residents destitute, others missing and hospitalised.
The company is being held responsible for not adhering to issues raised in January 2021 by the Water and Sanitation Department.
According to EWN, the department’s Deputy Minister David Mahlobo said, ‘There were four non-compliance issues; the amount of water they were using in terms of the licence, they were above, which was unlawful.”
With over 50 homes destroyed, the Water and Sanitation Department has distanced itself from the “mistakes of a privately-owned company that outsourced private engineers to inspect their compliance.”
The compliance officer, Marius de Villiers, has stated the last engineering report was submitted in June as per the quarterly procedure. de Villiers added that investigations leading to the dam collapse are still underway.