Gauteng Water Crisis could further compromise sanitation

Mervyn Cirota MPL

DA Spokesperson on Human Settlements

Areas of Gauteng already facing sanitation problems are likely to be further compromised due to the current water crisis.

These areas could face serious unhygienic conditions and even the spread of disease if this crisis is not addressed immediately.

Temporary measures, such as deploying water trucks to affected areas, will only provide short-term relief and will not mitigate the risk of disease.

Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Jacob Mamabolo, must reassure communities by providing a contingency plan to avoid such potential risks.

The province has failed to provide an adequate explanation for the current crisis and is no closer to resolving the issue than they were when it first arose more than a week ago.