Welbedacht Residents Struggle With Power Outages

SABC NEWS: Residents of Welbedacht at Chatsworth, south of Durban are finding this winter very difficult, having been left without electricity since the 6th July. An anonymous resident of the Chatsworth township says prior to this, they only had electricity for 14 days in June, while still footing their monthly bill well over R2,000. She says her family had to purchase a generator to keep their fridge and freezer on, but still had to throw away a lot of food that had gone bad.

Chatsworth Ward 77 councillor Anoop Rampersad says numerous complaint attempts have been laid with the eThekwini Municipality, without any results. He says the prolonged power outage is because of an abundance of illegal electricity connections. Councillor Rampersad says these connections have led to transformers exploding on a regular basis.


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