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City denounces fake news on water cuts

Date: 2021-10-04 06:38:19

City denounces fake news on water cuts


12 AUGUST 2020



EThekwini Municipality wishes to inform members of the public about a fake article published by News 24 stating that Durban will face heavy water cuts.

The article states that there will be water cuts for 7 hours every night from Thursday due to the ongoing drought in the province. This will then result in eThekwini limiting water supply in all Municipal areas.

Residents are warned that these are false news which are disseminated with intentions to cause unnecessary panic amongst residents and tarnish the image of the Municipality. The Municipality wishes to advise residents that there is only one planned shut down for Sea Cow Lake/Springfield Park – North of Durban, which has already been communicated to the public.

This shut down will commence today Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 18h00pm, until the early hours of Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 06h00am. The process will only affect Sea Cow Lake/Springfield Park and surrounding areas.

Members of the public are urged not to fall for these fake news. The Municipality has communication platforms to inform the public about it programmes and projects.

For more information and enquiries on water related matters, members of the public can contact eThekwini Water and Sanitation Call Centre on 080 13 13 013 or WhatsApp number: 073 1483 477


Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit. For media enquiries contact Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220