Municipality declares war on poor to save electricity

The westcliffe community was were subject to’upgrades’ by the municipality with new distribution boxes, but instead of an upgrade, the new boxes were set for 40watts frm 60watts. This is a sophisticated tactic of limiting supply to a community that has been illigally reconnecting themselves to claim their minimum electricity grant which Eskom and the government are not delivering. .
Eskom is supplying below cost electricity to large industrial users like BHP Billiton, whilst poor communities are facing cutoffs and massive price hikes.


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