Chairperson, I herby give notice that on the next sitting day of the Council I shall move on behalf of the F F Plus:
That the Council -
1) notes that residents of Bloemfontein in Mangaung were left without water in the past four days after the Mangaung Metro Municipality is currently under section 139 intervention. It is not able to once again pay the outstanding debt to the water board, Blue Water;
2) recalls that this is not an isolated incident since the residents of Machabeng Local Municipality recently also experienced water shortages in four days owing to debt owed to Sedibeng, and water to residents of Govan Mbeki Local Municipality was also throttled owing to debt to Rand Water.
3) further notes that I will move that this House urgently debate the future of the relationship between water boards and municipalities.