When It Rains, It Pours In SA. Rotten foods are being dropped off outside Eskom by GATVOL Johannesburg residents; residents claim they go for days without electricity due to Eskom. It is also estimated that load shedding will get even worse during the winter season.
Enough is enough, says another resident in Buccleuch North of Johannesburg protesting. Rotten food, from chicken and food, is being dropped just outside #Eskom building to demonstrate their frustrations. However, the government is turning a blind eye.
One unidentified woman can be seen dumping rotten chicken at the power utility’s office gates.
“My poor chicken. It’s even stinking,” the woman can be heard saying as she dumpsit.
Some people can be seen holding placards with the messages “we want power” and “rotting food”.
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[WATCH] Angry Buccleuch resident dropping her rotten food at Eskom’s doorstep. #KayaNews #BuccleuchWantsPower #Eskom MP pic.twitter.com/pRKQKMURkI
— Kaya 959 News (@KayaNews) May 19, 2023
Buccleuch was without power after a fault was reported at a substation in the area last week.
The outage also affected the Balwin Properties Munyaka Waterfall Estate, where residents protested on Thursday.
Balwin Properties CEO Steve Brookes said Eskom was working to restore power at the estate.
“Eskom has confirmed the fault at the Buccleuch substation has been affecting the Buccleuch and Munyaka areas since Sunday evening. It appears there was a cable fault on Muller Street in Buccleuch.
“Another substation supplies the neighbouring Kikuyu Estate and is unaffected by the Buccleuch substation’s fault. We remain in constant contact with Eskom and continue to place pressure on them to expedite the repairs,” he said.
Brookes said the company brought a generator to the estate to keep the gatehouse operational.
“We are urgently investigating the feasibility of installing generators for backup power at Munyaka, which will be presented to the residents’ committee for consideration as this comes at a cost.