Residents protest as ‘day zero’ reaches Butterworth


Honorary Master
Mar 26, 2010
Protesters say the lack of water is not caused by drought, but by the unresponsive Amathole and Mnquma municipalities.

Residents of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape have been without tap water for more than a week, and deliveries by tanker to surrounding villages have also stopped, GroundUp reports.

On Tuesday, 16 people appeared in the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court, charged with public violence. They were released on a warning. This followed continuing protests over water that started on Sunday.

Protesters have blocked roads and the N2 with rocks and burning tyres. Shops, schools and clinics have closed.
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Honorary Master
Apr 6, 2005
78% votela'd for the ANC in the Butterworth municipal area 3 months ago.

It's hard to feel anything but carrots for them.

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Might as well include the top three in that total. They're all incompetent and/or corrupt. So in fact 90% voted for useless parties. And 43% of eligible voters couldn't even be bothered to go vote.

I also have to wonder how many people who live in that area actually pay for any services.