Local government elections are close by and political parties are running around trying to convince the electorate that they are at work. Officials need votes and all of a sudden they are delivering services that the public has been longing for years. All of a sudden, some villages which had dry taps are now shocked by the flow of water. Recently, KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, got tongues wagging when he 'opened' a tap of water. Zikalala was basically launching a public tap that's going to 'benefit' hundreds of community members. Residents who had attended the unveiling of the tap could be heard clapping and celebrating as water flowed Premier from the tap.
Twenty seven years into democracy, the ANC still wants to be celebrated for providing water. They have been ignoring providing basic services throughout the years and now that elections are here, a whole Premier expects civilians to ululate just for water. These kind of PR or celebrations must be condenmed by all means, providing drinking water is a very basic responsibility of any Government in the world, there's nothing special about it, let us not celebrate the ordinary, like really. It was so embarrassing to witness officials who were there, pretending to be caring.
Really! Seriously! One communal tap...not a tap for each household. Why the ululation? What are they celebrating? If they take 27 years to give a tap, imagine how long it will take for them to give citizens the land they LOVE to promise them!These folks are actors. No sincerity in what they're doing. Why wait for elections for one to provide services? They'd do anything for votes these guys. They are now in every street corners of every townships and rural areas but after the 1st of November they will all disappear just like a cigarette smoke.
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