South African Minister Urges Citizens To Only Bathe Once A Week

With South Africa being one of the driest countries on Earth, concerned Minister of Water and Sanitation Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane advised South Africans to do as much as thy could to save water.

“South Africa is facing a very difficult time at the moment and we are not getting enough rain and dams are running dry. We urge all South Africans to save water,” said the minister.

“We request all South Africans to bath only once a week, until our dams have enough water.”


Minister Nomvula Mokonyane urged South Africans to only bath once a week.

A resident on a farm in South Africa’s Limpopo province agreed with her and said when he was a kid it was only necessary to bath once a week.

“We were not unhygienic, this is just how most of us lived in the 1960s and I do not remember any horrible body odours resulting from it. I should have stuck to the old ways,” the minister told African News Updates.

The City of Johannesburg’s official Twitter account then added to the minister’s urges by suggesting that citizens “shower or bath in groups.”

South African Twitter users however, had more sarcastic responses to these water saving suggestions, saying:

@stunkle said: “In a bid to #savewater I’m prepared to shower with my neighbour’s wife, I’m sure he’ll understand.”

@IsThisBetterYet replied: “@CityofJoburgZA, I suggested this to my neighbour and now have a restraining order thanks”

Source: [African News Updates]

By: Lincoln Kyle September (


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