Cape to be declared disaster area

Drought Photo: Flickr.com/Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties

JOHANNESBURG –  An Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Drought and Water Scarcity will brief the media at Parliament today.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen is heading the team, dealing with the water crisis.

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He says the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape will be classified as disaster areas before next week Wednesday.

Van Rooyen says more than R70-million has also been allocated to deal with the drought.

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane has hinted that the Western Cape is considering legal action against national government.

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