Sabie, Lydenburg and Graskop have been experiencing six to eight hours a day of power cuts because the municipality responsible for these three towns hasn’t paid Eskom. Apparently the municipality owes Eskom R600 million.
When citizens pay their electricity bills every month and have power cuts because of an outstanding amount, it begs the question – where’s the money going?
What shocks me is the laid-back attitude of the citizens of these towns to this situation. It seems South Africans have given up fighting corruption and government theft. They just carry on complacently and have their rights trampled on.
Perhaps one day they’ll wake up to a South Africa that’s collapsed as badly as Zimbabwe has.
Come on SA, stand up for your rights. WILLIAM DU PLOOY, EMAIL