'The president should know, we need free electricity' says Zodwa Madiba

Organiser of the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee, Madiba Zodwa, says they are demanding free electricity electricity from government.

She says solar panels would be the best option for the poor, because they can use the sun as a free source of energy for generating electricity.

Madiba was talking to Stephen Grootes standing in for Xolani Gwala, responding to President Jacob Zuma's promise that all residents living in Gauteng informal settlements will have electricity by 2021.

We said yes we want electricity, but what we need is the electricity generated by the sun, because no one will be paying for it.

Zodwa Madiba, organiser of the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee

The president can speak about electricity, but we need clean electricity, free electricity, not the electricity they are going to get profit from.

Zodwa Madiba, organiser of the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee

The solar panel will be something that people will benefit from, than this Eskom electricity we are paying debts for.

Zodwa Madiba, organiser of the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee

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