The South African Human Rights’ Commission continues to monitor the water crisis unfolding in the City of Cape Town.
It has received various complaints from individuals and organisations regarding the issue.
As the country celebrates Human Rights’ month, there’s a crippling drought affecting the Mother City, as access to clean water is a basic human right.
Western Cape Commissioner, Chris Nissen says the City has invited them to sit in on their steering committee dealing with the crisis.
Nissen says the Commission is concerned about the manner in which possible Day Zero messages were communicated to the public.
“We need to be very careful how we send messages out, you can’t say Day Zero is now, and then you extend it, and then say oh, it may or may not happen, because already you’re sending confusing messages.”
“It is responsible saying be careful Day Zero is coming, use water sparingly, so we can go back to our own things. So we must be consistent with our messages, how we put out our messages.”
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