Farm workers in the firing line

Farm workers. Picture: Alaister Russell

Unrest over the failure of service delivery can only be exacerbated if the taps run dry and thirst becomes an increasingly pressing problem for the poor, The Citizen reports.

Argue it any way you will, the devastating drought across the Cape is a pestilence as devastating and serious as any of those detailed in the Bible and the escalating finger pointing does little to ease the fraught situation.

Read:  Water Wednesday: What are Cape Town’s Day Zero plans?

As American politician and diplomat Dwight Morrow pointed out many years ago: “Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.”

It is distressing in the extreme that political opportunists from widely diverse backgrounds and convictions should seize upon the opportunity which the onset of Day Zero offers – when the taps go off – to attempt to apportion blame for a potential natural disaster.

For the full article on The Citizen’s website, click on: Farm workers in the firing line



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