DA heads to SAHRC over bucket system

Stats SA has released a report which shows close to 53,000 households are now using the system in EC.

FILE: The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will hand over a list of complaints to the South African Human Rights Commission on the increase in the number of households which still use the bucket system in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Malungelo Booi/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will hand over a list of complaints to the South African Human Rights Commission on the increase in the number of households which still use the bucket system in the Eastern Cape.

The party says Stats SA has released a report which shows close to 53,000 households are now using the system in the Eastern Cape.

The DA's Kevin Mileham says the handover of complaints will take place in Port Elizabeth tomorrow.

"The issue that we are highlighting is the shocking increase in the number of bucket toilets in the Eastern Cape in particular but also in the North West and KwaZulu-Natal. In the Eastern Cape the number of bucket toilets has increased from 38,606 in 2012, to 52,732 in 2013."