Eskom black outs or electricity cut off is affecting the community of Diepkloof and other surrounding areas, Protests over electricity cuts is not a new thin and something that can end anytime soon for as long as Soweto residents pay their dues to Eskom. However, the major challenge is that most of the residents are unemployed; hence their inability to settle their dues.
Electricity protests in Soweto started on the 15th of June 2020 with the community protesting outside Eskom offices in Diepkloof Zone 6 and this was not the first time this is happening. Electricity cuts affects everyone including businesses. The army was deployed to monitor Diepkloof for the community burnt tires to blocked Immink drive not far from Chris Hani Hospital.