ActionSA to Report Kai !Garib Local Municipality to SA Human Rights Commission for E. Coli Contamination

ActionSA strongly condemns the Kai !Garib Local Municipality for its gross negligence in providing contaminated with E. Coli to the residents of Keimoes and will be reporting this to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate urgently.

This revelation exposes not only a threat to public health but also reflects the dire consequences of cadre deployment, depriving qualified and skilled individuals of opportunities to proffer their expertise for the benefit of the community.

In an era where competent professionals should be at the forefront of addressing crucial issues like water quality, the current government’s preference for cadre deployment denies our communities the expertise they deserve.

This insidious practice robs capable individuals of opportunities to serve their communities professionally, perpetuating a cycle of incompetence that undermines the fabric of our society.

ActionSA firmly asserts that public servants should be appointed on the basis of merit, competence, and accountability. We believe that the citizens of Keimoes, and indeed the entire Northern Cape, deserve better.

Our commitment to quality service delivery extends beyond political affiliations, emphasising the urgent need for transparent, efficient, and accountable governance.

This is an indictment of the lives and livelihoods of residents of Keimoes. How many more people must lose their lives before corrective action will be taken? The MEC for Local Government must be held accountable.

Our stance on service delivery is unyielding: it must be efficient, transparent, and driven by the best interests of the people. The contamination crisis in Keimoes underscores the urgency of dismantling the barriers imposed by cadre deployment and embracing a system that values merit and expertise.

In solidarity with the affected residents, ActionSA urges the community of Keimoes to exercise caution by refraining from consuming tap water without boiling it until the municipality rectifies this perilous situation.