- Mar 26, 2010
More at : https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/protests/2166967/residents-protest-as-day-zero-reaches-butterworth/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.