Reports have it that the High Court in Bloemfontein yesterday, ordered an ANC-led municipality to allow opposition party DA deliver water to residents.
According to the reports, water scarcity was politicized and utilized for election campaign purposes.
It’s said that residents of the ANC-led municipality in Free State depended on the DA for water supply.
However, the ANC-led municipality – Masilonyana, wanted the DA to stop providing the people water. To them, the DA don’t really care about the plight of the residents.
DA was doing the good deed just to earn votes, alleged the municipality. Thus, it approached the High court in demand of an interdict that will stop the DA from delivering further water to the residents.
However, the court dismissed the municipality’s application. It ordered the ANC-led municipality to allow the opposition party deliver water to the people.
Masilonyana Having Water Problem Since 2012
Commenting on this issue, DA’s Free State leader Patricia Kopane divulged that the municipality’s water troubles started in 2012.
She said: “Many residents are now without any form of water. The DA stepped in to deliver clean water on a regular basis. (We have) been providing water to residents since 2015 and the municipality was well aware of this.”
With that, Kopane condemned the attempt to stop the DA water delivery as evil. The ANC-led municipality’s reaction to DA’s kind gesture is ‘mind-boggling’, she said.
Kopane added that the ruling party’s action clearly indicated that their only interest is to remain in power. They want to hold on to power at all cost but wont look after the residents, she asserted.
“Access to water is a basic human right enshrined in our Constitution,” Kopane declared.