GEORGE NEWS - Protesters left the George municipal premises around noon today after being addressed by Acting Director of Electro Technical Services, Steyn van der Merwe.
According to one of the protesters, they are content for now with the information received and will wait for further feedback this coming Monday, following a managerial meeting about their hard-pressed electricity matters.
Many of the residents live in shacks and make use of illegal electricity connections. Since the electricity supply to Asazani was switched off on Monday, residents removed the illegal connections themselves, claimed the protesters.
They are now asking the municipality to provide them with legal electricity connections.
“The ones who suffer the most live at the back of Asazani, in Robben Island,” said a protester, who wishes to remain anonymous. “We were told that the municipality is working hard on restoring the electricity in Asazani, and that they will have a directors' meeting on Monday to discuss the way forward regarding our electricity issues.”
Comment from George Municipality is being awaited.
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