TOM EATON: Water crisis threatens Cape Town and the truth
'Right now, we cannot afford muffled arguments behind closed doors or misquotes that undermine the small amount of trust we still have in Cape Town’s leadership. We need facts, as straight as we can get them'
On Monday, this website and its affiliates ran a startling headline: "Zille takes charge: Day Zero bigger than WWII and 9/11, says premier". This stunning assertion was screengrabbed and dragged triumphantly through the dusty streets of Twitter as yet more evidence of the hyperbolic rhetoric and distorted view of history that has seen Helen Zille more or less gagged by the DA. Except here's the thing: Zille didn't say those words.