The City of Tshwane has committed to deploying additional water tankers to serve communities affected by week-long water outages. This follows the breakdown of Palmiet pump station and our demand for adequate access to water for residents.
Following the City’s abysmal handling of the water crisis and the suffering experienced by residents, ActionSA demanded that the City provide additional water services and also clearly communicate a plan for managing this crisis. It is good to see that reason has finally prevailed in the City of Tshwane.
While the City’s response to the water crisis has been markedly casual, this new development will be a welcome relief for residents. Residents have been forced into gatherings, with no social distancing, as they wait for water tankers that arrive at unpredictable times, and often, with not enough water. It is despicable that it took political pressure and the period of a week for the City to heed residents’ cries for assistance.
It is clear that the DA-led City of Tshwane does not care about its residents and has no real interest in getting the basics of service delivery right.
As ActionSA, we will continue to monitor the roll-out of the water tankers and remains committed to fighting for residents’ rights.
ActionSA is dedicated to contesting the coming Local Government Elections in Tshwane and forming the core of an alternative government that will serve the residents by providing access to quality basic services.