Profiteering in a crisis

2018-02-20 06:00

On Sunday January 29, I noted with disappointment huge water price disparities in Grassy Park shops.

I compared prices of five litres bottled water. Shops in Lake Road are asking between R15 and R20, whereas shops in Victoria Road are asking R30.

Is this not profiteering? Is this not a time when all citizens should make concerted efforts to make water available to all, rich and poor?

I am appealing to all responsible citizens, government and other institutions to work diligently to stop this madness.

I will personally ask the Human Rights Commission to investigate and save our people from unscrupulous practices.

My appeal is for us as citizens to see this water crisis as a natural catastrophe that can be overcome through empathy for one another rather than exploitation for monetary gain.

Craig Abrahams Grassy Park

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