Centurion West Residents Raise Power Outage Problem With Mayor; NO Answers

Centurion West Residents Raise Power Outage Problem With Mayor; NO Answers

By : Admin

 


Residents of Centurion West have again expressed their frustration and anger at the City of Tshwane following more power outages.

Affected areas include Raslouw, Wierda Park and parts of Eldoraigne.

Addressing a “Mayoral Meeting” in nearby Rooihuiskraal on Wednesday evening, Stevens Mokgalapa, promised to “investigate” the causes of the power on-going outages.

Residents again expressed their frustration and accused the city of poor service delivery.

The newly formed Centurion West Residents’ Association (CWRA) handed over a letter to Mokgalapa calling for an “urgent meeting” with him and MMC for Utility Services, Abel Tau.

Last week, hundreds of residents met in Raslouw and said they were “fed-up with the inefficiency.”

Interim chairperson, Yusuf Abramjee, said the problem has been going on for almost two years and power outages have been a weekly occurrence. “We have outages sometimes three or four times a week.”

Power again went off on Wednesday afternoon and by 6.45am on Thursday it was still not restored.

Last week, the areas experienced several outages - one lasting almost 20 hours forcing some residents to protest and block a busy road.

Abramjee said he was “shocked to hear that the Mayor could not give answers at the meeting. The problem has been going on and on and they still don’t know the causes...it’s a joke!”

The CWRA interim deputy chairperson,  Amoré Jooste, said the community remained resolute in its decision to take to the streets again if power woes were not resolved. 

“We are setting a deadline and will announce a date soon. If the City of Tshwane can’t resolve our problems, we will intensify our mass action,” Jooste added.

 

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