This week’s cabinet meeting will likely be structured around Cape Town’s ongoing water crisis, according to a spokesperson for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
With Day Zero looming ever closer and new information emerging of gross mismanagement by senior Western Cape DA officials in charge of drought planning, the Deputy President has been approached by the opposition party to offer what aid he can.
Ramaphosa last week in Davos, told CNN he intends helping to deal with the crisis which he believes is not solely Cape Town’s problem.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is also on a drive to assure Capetonians that a potential disaster can be averted. Yet, her statements have been overshadowed by the tardiness of action taken by her party.
Many have commented their disenchantment with the DA, saying it needs to stop playing the blame-game with various other State and government bodies and step-up to its responsibilities.
On Wednesday, Zille will meet with managers of health facilities and schools to fill them in of the provincial government's Day Zero plans.
Later today, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, joined by his recently established drought task team, will give an update on current interventions.