For the City to forge ahead with these unjustifiable tariffs over and against such overwhelming opposition means the City has effectively become the enemy of the people.
In March, the City sought to manipulate people's fear and vulnerability over the invented Day Zero armageddon by sneaking in a 26.9% tariff increase on water and sanitation. Residents of Cape Town may have been scared but they were not stupid. Even though the City has since recoiled from that ridiculously high tariff, they have still not gone down enough, especially given the current water dam levels and rainfall.
The ANC condemns the City for treating its residents with disdain. On one hand they say they are trying to raise R3billion for new bulk-water projects, and on the other hand they have spent the last few months claiming bulk-water supply is the sole responsibility of the national government and repeated that line like a broken record whenever they were called to account for their failures.
The ANC demands all these water and sanitation tariff increases be in line with inflation.