The Soweto electricity crisis committee is planning to shut down townships on Tuesday to put pressure on the government to lower electricity fees.
The committee is challenging the R18 billion electricity bill from Eskom, which led to the power utility cutting off supply to various parts of Soweto due to non-payment.
Meanwhile, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has collected the last batch of submissions on Eskom's plans to hike the electricity tariff.
Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise has more...
The community has been attending the Nersa hearings and they are concerned about the prospects of this electricity hike being granted.— Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - Eyewitness News
They believe there is a billing crisis and they also believe that if the tariff increase is granted they will not be able to make ends meet and they will struggle to pay even that amount.— Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - Eyewitness News
We know that many Soweto residents are in debt when it comes to electricity and they are unwilling and also unable to pay what they really do owe according to Eskom.— Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - Eyewitness News
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