Residents protest over power cuts

Residents embarked on a protest to Eskom’s offices in Diepkloof zone. During every winter season, Soweto residents face massive electricity cuts. Eskom states that Soweto residents owe money hence the power cuts. I remember between 2013 and 2014 we had a meeting with Eskom to state the case of residents that we want to pay a flat rate as Soweto residents since we waited for the decision to this day. Instead they have new electricity prepaid metres installed and these have not brought a difference because whether one pays for electricity or not they will stay in the dark., Despite efforts towards an agreement to pay a flat rate Eskom insist on power cuts. Power cuts are affecting people’s lives and healthy as some have health conditions which demand them to keep warm always.

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