"As things stand, the challenge exceeds anything a major City has had to face anywhere in the world since the Second World War or 9/11. I personally doubt whether it is possible for a city the size of Cape Town to distribute sufficient water to its residents, using its own resources, once the underground waterpipe network has been shut down," explains Zille.But is Zille justified in comparing atrocities such as the Second World War and 9/11 to the water crisis? Once the water is turned off, there will be a variety of other issues that will surface within the city. Things such as water theft, deadly diseases and criminal activities associated lack of water also may occur. Zille her expressed that the government are working on safety and security plans once Day Zero has hit, but will this really happen? Many Cape Tonians feel like the government is a group of people providing the citizens with empty promises.