President Cyril Ramaphosa says Government will closely engage with residents and officials of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to help that metro push back and avoid Day Zero.
Yesterday the president paid the metro a visit as part of Mandela Day celebrations.
Ramaphosa says the City has, through several interventions, been able to avoid running out of water these past few weeks.
He says the issue of water scarcity is a country-wide problem, that needs to be addressed from several angles.
Follow all the latest updates from the President’s office here.
- Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis offers Cape Town’s assistance to Nelson Mandela Bay municipality to help weather the threat of Day Zero.
- City teams on the road mopping up after heavy rain, flooding.
President @CyrilRamaphosa arrives at the Nooitgedagt Water treatment plant and is received by Eastern Cape Premier @OscarMabuyane, Water & Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu and Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan, Councillor Johnson #MandelaDay pic.twitter.com/ssYeroLEpS
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) July 18, 2022