Day Zero has arrived in parts of the Cape, says Gift of the Givers
Despite reports that the Western Cape was out of the danger zone‚ the Gift of the Givers has dispersed 120 tons of water from its Joburg office to parts of the drought-stricken province‚ saying some rivers and dams are virtually dry. "The Western Cape drought is serious. Many don’t understand that as yet. Breede Valley‚ Drakenstein and neighbouring areas have reached Day Zero. There is no drinking water‚" says Imtiaz Sooliman‚ founder of Gift of the Givers. "At many schools the taps have run dry already. There is no water for flushing toilets. Requests for assistance are pouring in from multiple institutions throughout the Western Cape region and we are delivering as fast as we can‚" Sooliman said on Monday. The group responded to urgent requests for water from the provincial disaster management team at the weekend. Four trucks left the Gift of the Givers offices in Bramley for the Western Cape on Monday morning and are expected to reach the dry areas by Tuesday. The NGO plans to fi...
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