Tebogo Msimanga |
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Johannesburg strongly condemns the recent “unfair” electricity disconnections that were unleashed all over Johannesburg by the newly elected Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse.
The EFF in Gauteng said Phalatse, who in her first ten days in office, has already demonstrated what they say is her willingness and ability to sell out and oppress poor residents in Johannesburg for the benefit of her white masters.
EFF Regional Chairperson and Caucus leader Sepetlele Raseruthe said the recent public outburst by Phalatse that Diepkloof Zone 3, Soweto residents are criminals who are conducting illegal connections, meter bypassing and are allegedly buying electricity from ghost vendors, is “disingenuous because those who connect electricity illegally do so because Eskom and the city are not providing them with electricity so they feel the need to take the initiative of securing a basic human right.”
“We have observed her recent attacks of unlashing blackouts in townships like, but not limited to, Orlando, Pimville, Klipspruit, Dlamini, Naledi and Rockville.”
Raseruthe added that these bully tactics that are being displayed by the Mayor are nothing but a “silly distraction from her inability to provide enough decisive leadership so as to constitute a Mayoral Committee, 16 days after she was handed the Mayoral chain.”
EFF in Gauteng cautioned the Mayor to stop posing insults to those who cannot afford to pay, by calling them, criminals.