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WATCH: Zikalala Water Video Goes Viral On Social Media


WATCH: Zikalala Water Video Goes Viral On Social Media: As per the latest reports, KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has criticized accusations of preferential treatment in a viral video of a tanker delivering water to his north coast house as “blatant propaganda, uncalled-for, malicious and mischievous.” Zikalala was responding to a social media post by La Mercy citizen Riyashan Owen Pather on Wednesday, 20th April 2022 who asserted the premier had arranged his own “private tanker” that was meant to supply water to flood-ravaged communities. Pather stated La Mercy citizens were sans water for 5 days after torrential rains battered the province, damaging or affecting vital infrastructure and agitating water and electric services throughout KwaZulu-Natal. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Zikalala Water Video

Zikalala Water Video

He interrogated how the premier had arranged a water tanker to “offload at his private house.” On Monday the office of Zikalala released a statement stating the video is “carefully choreographed and strategically selected to make a false narrative to distract from the interference the premier did first to communities in his neighborhood who asked him for help knowing he lived in the area.”

His office asserted the premier had been sans water for many days after the floods disrupted water supplies. Zikalala stated: “What that video does not view or fails to mention is that I was approached by members of the community who had been struggling due to scarcity of water as a consequence of the inundation. I, together with the community, have gone for days sans water. I requested assistance after members of the community pleaded for my aid, knowing I live in the area.”

Zikalala Water Video Viral on Twitter and Reddit

He stated his wife and kids had gathered water in buckets in the days after supply interruptions, a practice with which he was familiar as this was something he did develop. “The video fails to refer to the tanker that provided water to local citizens and supplied several prior to filling at my house. For this person to present the video in a way that implicates that only my family got water is blatant propaganda, malicious, uncalled for, and mischievous.

Zikalala stated it was deceitful and “intended to distract and resume the campaign of making a trust deficit between us as leaders and the individuals. The intended purpose is to peddle falsehoods. We have all been highly affected by this disaster but the community will always come first. Prior to the tanker reached in our neighborhood, my spouse had gone to fetch water and carried buckets on her own. She has also actively been providing necessities and food to people housed at the local community hall after losing their houses.”

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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