Gautengelectricitymovement, Sowetoshutdown, Eskom, Sowetoprotest

Gautengelectricitymovement, Sowetoshutdown

Soweto residents adamant they will not pay for electricity - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Members of the Gauteng Electricity Movement say they will not pay for electricity and are planning to mobilise the rest of the country to join in their boycott.

26.2.2020

Members of the Gauteng Electricity Movement say they will not pay for electricity and are planning to mobilise the rest of the country to join in their boycott. GautengElectricityMovement SowetoShutdown Eskom SowetoProtest SABCNews

Members of the Gauteng Electricity Movement say they will not pay for electricity and are planning to mobilise the rest of the country to join in their boycott.

The Gauteng Electricity Movement says electricity is a basic right and they are not prepared to pay for it.Bills are also a way for Eskom to pay back the Apartheid debt that it incurred.Eskom’s debt stands at billions of rands. That’s according to Board chairman Jabu Mabuza, who says the struggling power utility is projected to make a R20 billion loss for the 2020 financial year.

Almost 200 000 households have prepaid meters. Eskom says 60% of these households are guilty of some form of tampering.

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Switch them off, simple. Why should some pay and not others? It costs money to generate power, so cough up! One of the most stupidest ideas ever. If you don't pay-- be prepared to get cut off and go without.This is bull that only some of us users are paying. If those Soweto parasites had been paying since long ago, they would have worked it into their budget by now, instead of DSTV.

South Africans though,it is true when they say people are born in a different ways. I mean who came with that stupid idea? If they want to mobilize us, then all of us should not pay. Otherwise what's the aim of the mobilization. They are on their own The rest of the country likes watching TV and being on twitter... I doubt they will joing

They shouldn't pay. They where promised things for free. So if there isn't water or electricity they shouldn't worry Bangasifaki They must be mad, we are paying for electricity because we know that maintenance must be done in our power stations... What are members of that movement thinking🤔 We as a country must realise that we can't live a life of free handouts. It's very costly to generate and then distribute electricity across the country. The above is equal to asking the lady selling sandwiches to start giving it free and to ensure that it's available everyday.

Why are they not imprisoned coz they are publicly planning to destroy our already dying economy.

Soweto Shutdown leaders distance themselves from WhatsApp voice noteThe organisers of the Soweto Shutdown have distanced themselves from a social media voice note that claims violence will be used to keep residents from going to work and school on Tuesday. The WhatsApp message went viral on Tuesday, leaving residents in a panic. In an interview with community radio station Jozi FM on Monday night the leaders of shutdown said though the voice note had made members of the public aware of the planned shut down, it did not come from them. Is it true or some people are just lazy to go to work?!? Leaders when they know they denied People have nothing to do, we are going to work tomorrow, we can't be used to fight their battles, we are paying electricity let them pay too 🙄

If they are not willing to pay, then they must light up candles, we can't have a society that wants freebies... Bangasifaki Paying for cars and loans but failed to pay for electricity is a scary thing.They should not involve us please So we must site in dark cz few of u u don't want to pay Which country are they talking about? We are pating for our electricity

We buy electricity and we r taxed, R50 electricity gives u 38 units, R12 goes to tax, but Eskom is doing this to us. Its clear that in 1994 we only voted for corruption. Our leaders are in & out of courts due to it. Plz president make change bcoz we voted for not this. Madness It is simple, Eskom must cut off electricity and leave them dark. There is nothing for mahala. So they can pay Dstv and not essential services. What a lost nation indeed.

The rest of the country which is paying for electricity ? are they ok upstairs these people? the rest of the country is against them That’s not a good idea

Soweto residents march against electricity cutsResidents of Soweto and various other townships want to shutdown Gauteng. They must start paying for their electricity like the rest of us Why can’t they use their stockvel collection to buy Solar panels or alternative energy and stop being dependent on Eskom. They are probably MYANC voters marching against themselves 🤣🤣🤣🤣we warned them

You don't pay Eskom_SA ,you don't get electricity. Simple If they don't pay.... just leave them in the dark.... full stop! What is this 'Gauteng Electricity Movement' ?. It reeks of socialist influence and instigators. The intentions of such shutdowns and disruptions are in fact always to cause more harm than good. Their leaders and organizers should be identified and 'dealt' with in someway.

Khona vele kuyafana uyabhadala awubhadali ugesi kodwa ugesi uhamba kanyekanye nalabo abangawubhadali TOTAL BS!!!😕👎 Benza kakuhle ngoba ayikho into abayibhatalela yona lo Eskom coz of load shedding It's simple, Eskom should just loadshed them. They should leave us alone, we're used to paying electricity.

I wish I can understand the full story about not paying i didn’t get the full story So they'll pay for Dstv but not ugesi. Look luck with mobilisation tjoo mara why vele?🤔🤔

WATCH: Slow start to Soweto Shutdown, business as usual in township | The StarThe shutdown that was expected to paralyse Soweto over the continued butting of heads by residents and Eskom is off to a slow start. SowetoShutDown Guys just pay your electricity like all of us.

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Soweto councillor calls on residents to join Eskom march in solidaritySoweto residents have been called to join councillors who have promised to march to the Eskom offices in Diepkloof on Wednesday. Water is a right ....electricity is not....all must pay

Soweto electricity shutdown fails to sparkThe organisers of the Soweto mass shutdown say they will try other ways of getting the attention of power utility Eskom following the failure of their planned shutdown. Engage in what? Let them simply pay like the rest of us!!! The only engagement Eksdom needs to do with the freeloaders is to establish how they are going to pay their outstanding electricity accounts. These people who demand don't deserve to get any electricity. The tarrif to them should be doubled until the outstanding R20bil is paid What makes them so special they must pay electricity like everyone finish



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