‘No electricity, no votes’ - Naledi residents warn Ramaphosa

‘No electricity, no votes’ - Naledi residents warn Ramaphosa

Disgruntled Naledi residents in Soweto have told President Cyril Ramaphosa they will not vote for the African National Congress (ANC) in November if their electricity and water woes are not solved.

Cyril Ramaphosa
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“It’s electricity and water, give us those things and we’ll vote,” said one resident. 


Ramaphosa, who was on the campaign trail on the IEC’s voter registration weekend, was given a tough time by residents on Saturday. 

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They disrupted proceedings by blowing whistles and vuvuzela  - saying the president needs to attend to their service delivery woes if he wants them to vote for the ANC.


Residents of Soweto, who owe Eskom more than R1 billion in unpaid electricity bills, have been subjected to power cuts in the form of load reduction for the past few years.


This while some areas in the township have also been without power for more than three years.


But Ramaphosa was quick to reassure the residents of Naledi that their power woes will be a thing of the past.


 South Africans will head to the polls in the local government elections on 1 November.


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