City of Cape Town
The Masiphumelele informal settlement is built on a wetland, so it floods regularly.
'De Lille's victory tells the public nothing about the veracity of the serious claims against her.'
Gisela Kaiser, the City of Cape Town’s executive director for water and waste, said this had brought home just how expensive desalination could be as a water source.
The status quo will continue in the City of Cape Town for a few more weeks after the Western Cape High Court reserved judgment in the matter between Mayor Patricia De Lille and the Democratic Alliance (DA).
But a nine-word text message could pose problems for the Cape Town mayor.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has defended former DA member Patricia de Lille's role as a "unifier in society".
De Lille's politics have basically drowned out the key ethical concern, which is whether or not she conducted herself properly as mayor.
The Concerned Residents Action Group believes the city has no legal right to impose conditions on boreholes and other groundwater sources.
A man died of a heart attack on Sunday morning, following another death owing to a pile-up.
De Lille faces a motion of no confidence vote against her on Thursday.