By Andrew Louw, MPL, DA Provincial Leader:
The Democratic Alliance extends our sincere condolences to the Ritchie family whose child drowned in a plastic bucket. It is terrible to lose a child. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.
The tragic death highlights the concerns that the DA have been raising on the serious sanitation backlog in the province. We welcome the fact that R6.4 million has been allocated to improve sanitation, water and electricity provision in Ritchie over the next financial year. We hope that this awful death will serve as a reminder to the Sol Plaatje local municipality to speed up service delivery and to clear the sanitation backlog.