Support given to poor households is being taken away by the municipality’s insistence on the recovery of costs for services.
Protesting Khayelitsha residents had to wait hours to be addressed by the City of Cape Town mayor after responses they got from his delegation proved unsatisfactory.
Ilitha Park and Phakamisa residents in Khayelitsha protested outside the municipal offices against high water bills on Thursday.
During her budget speech in March, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille announced a rise in water tariffs to deal with the water crisis in Cape Town. With Day Zero being moved to next year, the City is adamant that the tariffs will ensure that they deliver the services at the required level.
The Democratic Alliance-led Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is facing a water crisis and just like how the party responded to the crisis in Cape Town, they are making the ratepayers pay for their mistakes.