...By Larry John for TDPel Media.
The African National Congress (ANC) has accused the Democratic Alliance (DA)-led coalition of being responsible for the cholera outbreak in Hamanskraal, City of Tshwane.
Deaths Reported as ANC Calls for Accountability
The disease has claimed the lives of at least 15 individuals, prompting the ANC to criticize the DA’s lack of acceptance of responsibility.
The ANC expressed disappointment in the DA’s limited cooperation, stating that instead of collaborating with the provincial and national governments to address the tragedy, the DA has engaged in defensive tactics and avoided taking responsibility.
ANC Urges DA to Address Water Crisis
The ANC called upon the DA to acknowledge their failure in providing safe drinking water and to commit to resolving the problem.
The ANC’s statement emphasized the need for the DA to take responsibility for their role in the outbreak.
Water Tests Come Back Negative for Cholera
The City of Tshwane has reported that multiple sampling tests conducted at various sites in Temba and Hammanskraal have returned negative results for cholera.
The tests included locations such as reservoirs, fire hydrants, primary schools, clinics, and other areas supplied with water from the Temba Treatment Plant.
Caution Remains Despite Negative Results
Despite the negative test results, the municipality highlighted that this does not necessarily mean the water is safe for consumption.
The water undergoes heavy chlorine treatment, which is a necessary precautionary measure.
Ongoing Concerns and Further Investigations
While the water samples tested negative for cholera, concerns about a potential larger cholera outbreak in Gauteng’s townships persist.
The ANC’s statement and the negative test results shed light on the ongoing efforts to investigate and address the outbreak.
The ANC’s accusations and the subsequent negative water test results provide updates on the situation, emphasizing the need for accountability and ongoing vigilance in addressing the cholera outbreak in Hamanskraal.