Cape Town – KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has come under fire after a video of him drinking water from a newly installed water tap during his recent campaign in the Harry Gwala District went viral on social media.
In the video, Zikalala can be seen opening the tap and drinking water from a glass while locals are watching. Cheering, clapping, and ululating can also be heard in the background.
KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala formally launched the KZN Water Master Plan and Borehole Intervention Programme in the Harry Gwala District.
— KZN Provincial Gov (@kzngov) September 28, 2021
“KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala formally launched the KZN Water Master Plan and Borehole Intervention Programme in the Harry Gwala District. The launch of the Water Master Plan aims to alleviate the shortage of water which is plaguing rural municipalities,” the KZN provincial government tweeted.
Here are some of the reactions from social media users:
A whole Provincial Government celebrating this. Sies https://t.co/IFuq7RCJzZ
— Jubber (@elheffen711) September 29, 2021
27 years later we are still celebrating nonsense… https://t.co/gj2lSilQbJ
— Ndodemnyama 🇿🇦 (@KayB_14) September 29, 2021
This is ridiculous. You don’t care. https://t.co/ceIU5V8EHb
— Kuhle Adams (@KuhleAdams) September 29, 2021
One tap for an entire community is not impressive AT ALL. https://t.co/9zyI8iSjfO
— Gigi 🦋 (@LitSego) September 29, 2021
“Invite the cameras, invite the media, we have a big day ahead of us!!! we are going to open a tap!!!” https://t.co/R21VLnD54h
— Izanami (@TheGreatGumzy) September 29, 2021
Picture: Getty Images
Compiled by Betha Madhomu