ILLEGAL CONNECTION CAUSES MAYHEM
By: Ndumiso Nxumalo
Ward 38 residents at Ntuzuma D section have requested to the municipality a separation of electricity lining from Ward 43.
Residents believe that Ward 43 KwaNdlanzi area’s new project has too many illegal connections.
Residents of Ward 38 from Uxamu Siyangena Road as well as Ntuzuma’s main road said that illegal connections contribute to shortage of electricity.
Community member, Dudu Shezi, said that the councilor needed to step up and do something.
“The councilor really has to step up now we are tired. It is his job after all and that’s why we voted for him so that when we have issue like this. He can resolve them on our behalf,” said
According to Menzi Shinga, a business owner, the illegal connections affect his business.
“I’m forced to use generators to keep the meat fresh because in recent weeks I lost a lot of profit.
Ward 43 has lots of izinyoka possibly that’s the reason why we experience this load shedding in this area,” said Shinga.
Mbuyiselwa Sibiya, who is a counselor at Ntuzuma Ward 38, said that he contacted the Department of Safety and Security about the issue.
“We submitted a request in two weeks back and the department is aware about this issue and we asked for people to please go and cut off the illegal wires at Ward 43, said Cllr Sibiya.
Cllr Sibiya will be meeting with Vuyo Motunane from Electricity Revenue Protection Department mid-September to try and resolve the illegal electricity connection.