Alexandra Residents Paying R2,000 For Illegal Power Connection

According to City Power, some residents were said to have occupied a block of flats belonging to the provincial government, thereby connecting to the power grid illegally.

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Emerging report has confirmed that residents of Alexandra pay between R500,00 to R2000,00 a month to connect to the nearest connection points.

City Power in a statement on Wednesday revealed that streetlights have been vandalized by illegal connectors in areas like London Road, and Vasco Da Gama.

Recall that SurgeZirc reported that residents launched an attack on City Power officials in an attempt to resist them from removing illegal connections.

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In what seems like a heated clash between residents and officials, one person was reportedly killed while several others sustained injuries.

According to City Power, some residents were said to have occupied a block of flats belonging to the provincial government, thereby connecting to the power grid illegally.

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City Power noted that to electrify the area, residents must get certification from the human settlements department.

Spokesperson Isaac Mangena: “There are proper channels to follow if they want electricity, one of those is to basically petition council to bring their case across.”

Mangena said the utility was committed to electrifying the township as soon as the appropriate department gave them permission.

 

 

 

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