Naledi residents protest over lack of water supply

Issued by Cllr Hendriëtte van Huyssteen – DA Caucus Leader: Naledi Local Municipality
20 Jan 2023 in Press Statements

Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbites in English and Afrikaans by Cllr Hendriëtte van Huyssteen.

The DA in the Naledi Local Municipality calls on the ANC-led government to honour the promises they made to restore water supply to residents.

Dr Zweli Mkhize, the then COGTA Minister, was in Vryburg on March 25, 2019, shortly before the 2019 general elections, dishing out promises to protesting residents that water supply would be restored. The then Minister of Water and Sanitation, Gugile Nkwinti, and the then North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, also met with Naledi stakeholders where they assured residents that the water crisis will be dealt with urgently. (See the 2019 document here).

Naledi residents have to take to the streets again today to protest the persistent lack of water supply, despite the fact that the ANC undertook to restore water supply three days ago, just like they did four years ago.

The DA will submit written questions to Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu, COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Premier Bushy Maape, to find out what their respective departments have done to date as per the commitments of their predecessors to restore water supply, how much funding were allocated, the actual expenditure to date, and the status of seeing water supply restored permanently.

Residents of Naledi have the power to bring change to their community by voting for the DA, the only political party in government that can guarantee service delivery and the supply of water. Four years of ANC promises have done nothing to improve the lives of residents. It is time that Naledi residents stop voting ANC.

Residents deserve political leaders who know how to govern effectively to improve service delivery. Residents deserve a DA government.