The DA in Emfuleni says it shares immense frustration of residents of Ward 24 and Ward 40, Zone 6, of the Emfuleni Local Municipality, who due to the failures of the ANC in government have been left without water for more than a year – a fundamental and gross violation of human rights and dignity.

The DA in Emfuleni says it has written to the Executive Mayor, ANC Cllr Sipho Radebe, as well as the acting Municipal Manager, Mr Nompi Ntuli, to urgently request a clear plan of action with timeframes to address the water outages in these areas and that thus far, no satisfactory responses have been forthcoming, showing the contempt with which the Emfuleni government holds its residents.

“These prolonged water outages put lives and livelihoods at risk. Many residents are forced to rely on water dripping from household pipes at night, while others are forced to use the nearby running sewage from infrastructure leakages to do laundry.

The tragic indignity these residents endure is a disgrace. The ANC should be ashamed of what its incompetence is forcing people to endure.” The DA in Emfuleni Mentioned.

Submitted by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.