Declare a state of disaster now to save NMB from Day Zero
22 June 2022
The DA is calling on the Eastern Cape government to declare a provincial state of disaster specifically for the drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay.
Day Zero will hit Nelson Mandela Bay within a matter of days and this will leave 40% of the city’s residents without water.
It is unthinkable that the provincial government has not seen the urgency of declaring a drought disaster in the Eastern Cape, specifically as Nelson Mandela Bay is set to become the first metropolitan municipality in the world to run out of water.