Zero-tolerance approach required says Democratic Alliance
By Khanyisa Tabata
19 October 2009
The Democratic Alliance has called on the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs to adopt the zero-tolerance approach promised by the Minister to stop the illegal, ongoing discharge of sewage into our rivers.
The time for negotiation with offending municipalities has passed. Meaningful action is now required. If this involves legal action, and fines or jail terms for offenders, then so be it.
“We can no longer tolerate the ravaging of our precious water resources”.
“The DA recently questioned how many directives have been issued by the Department, what the details of each directive were, and what the response to each has been said Annette Lovemore.
Our own investigations and many media reports have revealed many similar scenarios that have not resulted in the issuing of directives added Lovemore.