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Mopipi drowning in thirst

Mopipi drowning in thirst
LAYING THE PIPE: The North-South Water Carrier

Leaking pipeline leaves villagers in desperate need of water

Residents of Mopipi village in the Boteti West have been battling with acute shortage of water in the last six months.

Nestled on the periphery of Makgadikgadi Pans, just 76 km from the diamond mining town of Orapa, Mopipi is home to 4 115 inhabitants according to the 2022 population census figures.

The water crisis in the village is as ancient as the pans themselves. The situation has however deteriorated in the last couple of years.

Following the drying-up of the village's reliable borehole a couple of years ago, resi...

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