Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, told South Africans that #DayZero had now been pushed back to June 4.
Maimane, communicating via his twitter feed on Tuesday, said Cape Town residents deserved credit for heeding the call to save water in 2018, adding that the City was one step closer to defeating #DayZero.
“Thanks to the efforts of Cape Town residents, consumption dropped to 526 million litres per day. Let’s keep reducing consumption. We can #DefeatDayZero,” tweeted Maimane.
The Leader of the Democratic Alliance said this was the firs time that weekly average usage had remained under 550 million litres, adding that at this time last year, consumption was at 800 million litres per day.
“Two years ago, it was over one billion litres per day.”
It had previously been anticipated that #DayZero would be in April, then that date shifted back to May 11 and now June 4 is the new date.