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Maimane: Capetonians must stick to 50 litres a day to avoid Day Zero

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will on Wednesday morning brief the media on a multidisciplinary programme of action which the party has put in place to deal with the realisation of Day Zero.

Maimane says today's call is about how as the province, together with Capetonians, is going to manage demand, ensuring that everybody is using less than 50 litres a day.

If Capetonians do their bit we can work hard to make sure that we move back Day Zero, we can make sure that we get us through this next period.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

Citizens who are at the moment not adhering to water restrictions are making it harder to avoid Day Zero.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

It is now time when everybody pulls together, whether rich or poor, in business or schools, we all need to come together now.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

Maimane says there will be punitive tariffs introduced and those not adhering to the water restrictions will be held accountable.

He continued to plead with Capetonians to come to the party and save water.

I think that people must recognise that at 50 litres a day, people are not consequentially badly affected, they can still live comfortably.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

There have been internal disputes within the DA in the past months and the responsibilities of dealing with the water crisis have been taken away from Mayor Patricia de Lille and given to Deputy Mayor Ian Nielsen.

As a party we took a decision to direct the caucus of Cape Town and move delegations away from the mayor.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

Now that we have stripped away all the responsibilities from the mayor and put the respective people in charge, that is now the focus.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

But today is not about politics, my job is to make sure that every single person is focused exclusively on drought response and the politics issues will be dealt with by the caucus ...

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

To hear more of what the DA is doing to deal with the water crisis in Cape Town, listen below:


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