Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has described the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Water Crisis Campaign in Gauteng as desperate.
“We are not here to politicize water. Water is a sensitive topic and a crucial service which we are commited to provide. The DA is opportunistic and has stoop so low. We call for constructive criticism and not this thing Solly Msimanga wants to do.” – Minister @Senzo_Mchunu_ pic.twitter.com/MzoGnKVq9Z
— Water&SanitationRSA (@DWS_RSA) March 29, 2022
This follows claims by the party’s provincial spokesperson for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Solly Msimanga, that water utility, Rand Water, is incompetent.
Msimanga accused Rand Water of poor communication ahead of its planned maintenance on pipelines from the 1st to the 3rd of April and its failure to provide water tankers during the planned maintenance.
He also claimed that Rand Water uses asbestos pipes in its networks. The water utility has refuted the claims.
Mchunu says the DA’s conduct is uncalled for: