DA leader in the Free State, Patricia Kopane, believes every South African citizen has an obligation of assisting those who are affected by the water scarcity that is currently affecting the country.
Her statement follows the Bloemfontein High Court dismissing the Masilonyana Municipality’s urgent interdict application against the DA, that would have prevented the party from providing residents with water, on Thursday.
Masilonyana, which includes the towns of Brandfort, Theunissen and Verkeerdevlei, applied for an urgent interdict on Monday to stop the DA from providing water to residents.
The case was dismissed with costs. According to Kopane, Masilonyana’s water woes started in 2012 and they have been assisting the affected residents by regularly delivering water.
“Water is a constitutional right and people cannot live without it. If the municipality fails in its constitutional right of supplying water to the community, it becomes the responsibility of the civil society and other political parties to assist the community. What I am saying to the municipality is, all your tactics have now ‘fallen down’. The DA is out there to continue assisting South African citizens.”