Eskom cuts power but shuns Brian Molefe and others who looted - Seth Mazibuko

Soweto residents did not hold a shutdown but a protest against power cuts happening in the country, this is according to Gauteng Housing Crisis Committee spokesperson Seth Mazibuko.

Mazibuko says this is not about Soweto residents but the country as a whole.

Organisers of the protest, which was branded 'Shutdown Soweto' initially, had planned to disrupt traffic and major shopping centres on Tuesday and on Wednesday as they demonstrate against power cuts.

Clement Manyathela speaks to Mazibuko who says sometimes words like shutdown are used loosely.

RELATED: Police keeping an eye on Soweto residents' protest over Eskom power cuts

The issue is no more of Eskom and Soweto, this is a national issue. It is not only Soweto that gets power cuts, that is why Gauteng as a whole got involved.

Seth Mazibuko, Spokesperson - Gauteng Housing Crisis Committee

It is a national issue and we want to deal with it nationally, starting in Soweto.

Seth Mazibuko, Spokesperson - Gauteng Housing Crisis Committee

RELATED: 'In 1992 we signed an accord that Sowetans will pay a flat rate of R33.80'

Mazibuko says they want Eskom to talk to them about the ongoing power cuts.

We want Eskom to talk to us on how do we resolve issues.

Seth Mazibuko, Spokesperson - Gauteng Housing Crisis Committee

This is not about power cuts, it's about affordabilities and those who took money from Eskom and they are not cut, like Brian Molefe and the rest.

Seth Mazibuko, Spokesperson - Gauteng Housing Crisis Committee

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