Experts weigh in on causes of Nelson Mandela Bay water crisis, as politicians play blame game

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As Nelson Mandela Bay Metro inches closer to the day taps run dry, politicians are laying the blame at the feet of the current administration. But experts say that the factors causing the water crisis are more complex than the political grandstanding claims.
As Nelson Mandela Bay Metro inches closer to the day taps run dry, politicians are laying the blame at the feet of the current administration. But experts say that the factors causing the water crisis are more complex than the political grandstanding claims.
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As the Nelson Mandela Bay metro inches closer to the day taps will run dry, politicians are laying the blame at the feet of the current administration. But experts say that the factors causing the water crisis are more complex than made out by those who are politically grandstanding.

In a recent statement, the DA said it had carried out an oversight visit in Gqeberha, and laid the blame for the water crisis at the feet of the "ANC-led coalition government".

The DA said the "looming humanitarian crisis could have been avoided if it wasn’t for the inability of the ANC-led coalition government to plan for this disaster and lead the City through it".

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