LIGHTS OUT

YOU (South Africa) - - YOU SAY -

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

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