DA hones on load shedding as it bids to win back Joburg

DA hones on load shedding as it bids to win back Joburg

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has honed it on the load shedding crisis as it enters the final leg of its campaign ahead of the local government elections.

John Steenhuisen Oct 28 2021
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Party leader John Steenhuisen accompanied the DA’s Johannesburg mayoral candidate Mpho Phalatse to Eldorado Park on Thursday. 

The predominantly coloured area is on the southern boundary of Soweto with a population of about 65 000 people. 

South Africa is in the midst of the latest bout of rolling blackouts, with Eskom forced to ramp up the load shedding to stage 4 on Wednesday due to a lack of generation capacity.

“The ANC has cut your power,” Steenhuisen told the party’s supporters.

“On the 1st of November, we are going to cut their power.

“What you need to do is vote for a party that already has a plan to keep the lights on. Already in Cape Town, we are generating our own electricity which means that when it’s stage 1 there is no load shedding,” said Steenhuisen. 

Phalatse explained that the DA has a clear plan to consign the blackouts to the history books.

"The DA will ensure adequate budgeting on an ongoing basis to ensure City Power to continue investing on repairs and infrastructure so that you can get constant electricity supply.”

The mayoral hopeful said the DA also plans to ensure there is improved security at substations to clamp down on vandalism and illegal connections. 


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