No drought levy for Cape Town

File: The City of Cape Town has voted against the controversial drought levy. The Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in a hundred years. Photo: Pixabay / spike2010sd

CAPE TOWN - Capetonians won’t have to deal with the controversial drought levy.

The City of Cape Town has voted against the proposal, after a massive public outcry.

READ: Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

Instead, the city will punish those who fail to save water.

The Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in a hundred years.

The city’s introduced even tougher restrictions starting in February.

Residents will be limited to 50 litres of water per person per day.

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