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Bureaucrats in Eastern Cape are pointing fingers at each other as babies die from polluted tap water.
About 80 infants have died in the Ukhahlamba district municipality since the water purification plant in Barkly East conked out in October.
No one did anything about it then and the municipality has still not issued a warning to its people.
But officials haven't wasted any time covering their butts, pointing fingers and blaming everyone and everything except themselves.
Enough already. These ineffectual bums have a crisis on their hands and need to call in all the resources they can muster to deal with it today.
There will be plenty of time later to engage in the normal bureaucratic cover-ups, platitudes and excuses.
Had these officials possessed even a spark of humanity they would have swung into action, warning the community about the danger and protecting the public from further harm. Instead they have chosen to protect their own careers.
We face a national crisis with polluted water and more of these incidents can be expected in the future. So we must set a precedent now: good people, play the role you were elected or appointed to or face the public's wrath.
Babies are dying, for God's sake. You failed to prevent the tragedy. At least have the simple decency to mitigate its effects - today.