Petition urges Ramaphosa to sell off Northern Cape to fund Eskom debt

Petition urges Ramaphosa to sell off Northern Cape to fund Eskom debt

A petition has been doing the rounds with a unique solution to the R420 billion worth of debt at Eskom. Aiden van Niekerk started the petition in an attempt to convince the President to sell the Northern Cape to Namibia.

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A petition has offered up an unlikely solution to the crisis at debt-ridden Eskom - sell Namibia the Northern Cape province for R420 billion.

The petition was posted on change.org, called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to sell the province to our neighbor and has almost reached it's goal of 100 signatures.

Started by Aiden van Niekerk last week, the cheeky petition had implored Ramaphosa to consider their suggestion:

“Eskom has too much debt, taxpayers are tired of paying, and nobody lives in the Northern Cape. I don’t know, tell the Namibians it has a desert and a big hole or something”

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According to IOL, reasons people were willing to let go of the province included “The Northern Cape is literally the armpit of South Africa,”.

One person posted to Twitter, saying that the province was not worth its upkeep:

“Northern Cape is an unnecessary expense to the government. All their municipalities are broke, Eskom is just giving them free electricity. The whole province is a waste of space GIVE IT TO NAMIBIA and let them be boring together,”

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the power utility was facing being split and sold off bit by bit. President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced this decision during his State of the Nation Address.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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