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    Default Electricity sapped by illegal connections, Eskom powerless

    A raging battle over electricity has left hundreds of homes in Ivory Park, east of Joburg, in the dark for a month now.

    Residents of Nzo Section in the sprawling township have watched in awe and anger at their electricity being illegally diverted to informal areas sprouting near them.

    And their situation will probably not return to normality soon as Eskom employees are too terrified to move into Ivory Park and disconnect the illegal connections.

    “They climb over the poles and make their own connections. Our transformer burst on March 18 because it does not have the capacity to supply us and the squatter camp,” said a Nzo Section resident.

    “We have been using candles ever since. Our budget for food has doubled.”

    An elderly woman said: “We have no problem with them being here because it’s not our land that they’ve occupied.

    “But if they want electricity, they must speak to Eskom. They shouldn’t do what they are doing. We’re not fighting them, we just want our electricity back.”
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    Eskom employees are too terrified to move into Ivory Park and disconnect the illegal connections.
    I can see how that's a tricky situation.
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    Our maid is affected by this. She is using a gas stove we bought her last year. Don't see how this is ever going to be resolved.
    Can't think of anything wise to say atm thanks.

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    Army is doing squat, send them in to cut the illegal BS and then post them at points to deter the bastard thieves. Professional victims in this country
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    The user pays, except if you are in Ivory.
    There is no reason for any government anywhere in the world to suspect that any South African is in danger from their own democratically-elected government.

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    Happens all over, drive by townships and see hundreds of connections running into them. Sometimes through metal bridges
    I've been around for a long, long year

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