The Mayor of Cape Town Patricia De Lille says she will be writing to the Minister of Environmental Affairs to declare Cape Town an emergency disaster area.
Once we have been declared a disaster area we will be able to get assistance from the national government to help us with all the technical expenditure.— Patricia de Lille, Western Cape DA leader
De Lille says she believes this move will see the 20 000 people in Cape Town who are not adhering to the water restrictions rules becoming more responsible.
The Mayor made an appeal to the people of Cape Town to reduce their water usage and thanked those who've been saving water.
I really would like to thank the people of Cape Town who are saving water from the bottom of my heart because when we have no water we will suffer together.— Patricia de Lille, Western Cape DA leader
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