Cape Town’s drought declared national disaster, ‘Day Zero’ delayed
South Africa on Tuesday declared the drought that threatens to leave the City of Cape Town without running tap water a “national disaster”.
The decision was made after the government reassessed its “magnitude and severity”.
Authorities added that the drought measures – which require each citizen to use less than 50 litres a day – had successfully pushed back Day Zero (when the taps run dry) to June 4.
Earlier, the date for Day Zero were predicted as April 12.