As drought worsens, Eastern Cape suffers most

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As drought worsens, Eastern Cape suffers most

Day Zero is a reality for most parts of the province, says water and sanitation minister

Asanda Nini

The Eastern Cape is the province “worst-hit” by the persistent drought that has gripped SA since 2015, human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Monday.

Day Zero is a reality for most parts of the province, she said, but would not say how much national government would pump into the Eastern Cape to address the problem.

The province was declared a disaster area, meaning Pretoria would have to allocate millions of rand to drought-relief programmes...

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