South African President Julius Malema has made a powerful statement about the importance of access to clean water. He firmly believes that every home in the country should have clean and dependable water sources. President Malema insists that clean water is a basic human right and is determined to turn this belief into a reality for all South African citizens.
President Malema’s words come at a time when South Africa faces persistent challenges related to water scarcity and water quality in various regions. He stressed the urgent need to address these problems thoroughly, stating, We want every house to have running clean water because we deserve clean water.
The President’s call for universal access to clean water highlights the government’s understanding of how crucial this resource is for the well-being and health of the people. This commitment aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to ensure that everyone has access to sustainable water and sanitation management.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula echoed President Malema’s sentiments, emphasizing the importance of reliable water supply systems. Mbalula declared, We deserve taps that are dry without water, highlighting the immediate need for dependable infrastructure to deliver clean water to South African communities.
The South African government has been actively working to tackle water-related challenges, which include improving infrastructure and water quality to fulfill their commitment to universal access to clean water.
Ensuring that every household has access to clean and dependable water is a crucial step toward improving living conditions and the overall health of the population. President Malema’s advocacy for this fundamental right reminds us of the continuous efforts to address water-related issues and enhance the quality of life for all South Africans.
— Sbusiso Mhlanga-𝕏 (@SbusisoMMhlanga) October 21, 2023