IN SHORT: Government ministers do sometimes put their feet in their mouths. But there’s no evidence the South African minister of water and sanitation suggested people shower ‘in groups’, however dire the country’s water and electricity crises might be.
To save water and electricity, people must shower in groups. That’s according to what seems to be a screenshot of a news story crediting the quote to a “minister Mchunu”.
Edward Senzo Mchunu is the current minister of water and sanitation in South Africa.
No trace of Mchunu quote
A Google reverse image search found no evidence that the quote could be traced to an actual news story by a reputable news organisation.
A quote like this from a member of the South African cabinet would have made news headlines.
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