'Encourage people to take precautions against listeriosis but they need water!'

Cape Town, is about to become exactly what Trump suggested - a 'beep' hole, says 702 show host Bongani Bingwa.

Commenting on the city's water crisis, Bingwa highlighted the disease and infestation residents may be exposed to if the issue is not resolved.

Day Zero, which is when Cape Town taps will run dry, has been moved from 22 to 12 April.

Bingwa says, in the context of the current outbreak of listeriosis, there are some serious concerns.

Consider this - the jewel in the crown, the most attractive tourist destination, Cape Town, is about to become exactly what Trump suggested - a beep hole.

Bongani Bingwa, breakfast show host

READ: We are going back to medieval times if we reach Day Zero - water expert

ALSO READ: Cape Town Water Crisis Coalition calls for ban of local water bottling plants

We have spoken about the Day Zero crisis in terms of groundwater vs desalination, the 25 litre challenge and so on. But consider the possibility of of disease outbreaks when the day shall come. In the context of the current outbreak of listeriosis there are some serious concerns.

Bongani Bingwa, breakfast show host

You can encourage people to wash themselves and the food they consume all you want but they need water!

Bongani Bingwa, breakfast show host

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