There has been mixed reaction to the Cape Town water crisis, as well as a social media post by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille displaying her latest water saving method.
In an image shared on Twitter, Zille uses a wash basin to bathe and pours the water in a toilet cistern to recycle it.
This is me standing in my skottel to wash. It's amazing how little water one actually needs for a good scrub. The water is cold bcos waiting for warm wastes too much. pic.twitter.com/AJXG1Oh0CY— Helen Zille (@helenzille) January 24, 2018
Some Twitter users have accused the premier of romanticizing what is the daily experience of millions of poor people in the city, because of a lack of proper governance.
Imagine acting like you've discovered a brand new method of washing yourself and romanticizing it when millions of poor people in Cape Town have been using that same method because of your lack of proper governance. Kusekude engqinibeni for wena. https://t.co/WqkAkTAfc1— Pie YakwaWoolworths (@__LuLuMag) January 24, 2018
For a lot of South Africans living in your city who you haven’t given a shit about, this is their normal. You aren’t doing anything special. Black people have been on this. https://t.co/0E6vB278QY— Rogue Poledancer 🎈 (@LeratoMannya) January 24, 2018
Good to know that you are experiencing whats it like washing in a skottel. The less fortunate in SA have been using this method to wash for many years due to governments lack of providing services. The disparity between the have and have not's is alarming.— Faizel Patel (@FaizelPatel143) January 24, 2018
McKaiser says there is something about the general public reaction to the water crisis, that does not 'sit well' with him.
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