Mandy Wiener | NMB Day Zero – A classic case of local government failure by self-serving politicians

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The Churchill dam in Nelson Mandela Bay in 2018, when Eastern Cape faced a similar drought problem.
The Churchill dam in Nelson Mandela Bay in 2018, when Eastern Cape faced a similar drought problem.
PHOTO: Gallo Images/Netwerk24/Lulama Zenzile

Ultimately it is the citizens and residents of NMB that pay the price and go thirsty, writes Mandy Wiener

We are a nation of leaving things to the last minute and then scrambling to avert disaster.

South Africa has a tendency of being ambivalent, downplaying warnings, ignoring red flags, and then panicking when the shit hits the fan.

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