Following increasing public outcry surrounding the proposed water levy for the Western Cape, the City of Cape Town’s council has decided to scrap the controversial measure.
This follows an announcement by Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, that the levy would be decreased, but not removed.
The city has, instead, decided to introduce punitive water tariffs to discourage reckless water usage, stating that around 60% of Capetonians have completely disregarded water restrictions thus far.
Mayor Patricia De Lille has allegedly been removed from the task-force handling the water crisis in the province, but sources close to the CoCT council say that she continues to defy orders from the DA to backdown.
She has has told the special meeting of council that day zero is now imminent and council must act against those who are not playing their part to save water.