- A petition has been launched to sell the Northern Cape to Namibia
- Capetonian resident, Aidan van Niekerk, has drawn up a petition to sell the province for R420 billion to erase Eskom’s debt
- In an interview, van Niekerk provided motivation for his idea, which he hopes to present to Parliament
A controversial petition has been drawn up to sell the Northern Cape to Namibia.
Aidan van Niekerk, a Capetonian resident, came up with the proposal to sell the province for R420 billion to eradicate Eskom’s debt.
Speaking to Jacaranda FM, van Niekerk said he’d been crunching the numbers and came up with the valuation of R420 billion, which coincides with the debt accrued by the embattled power utility.
Van Niekerk motivated the petition by saying that not many people care about the province and that most of the land is an eye-sore.
According to the young man, the Northern Cape only contributes about 2% of the country’s GDP (gross domestic product).
Jacaranda’s Martin Bester asked van Niekerk if the sale wouldn’t be in vain as Eskom might just incur more debt once the current debt has been settled.
Briefly.co.za also noted that the petition has riled up many Northern Cape residents.
Venicia Xoroxloo Williams said, “Why don't u sell yourself...ESKOM debt is a SCAM.”
Christo Boshoff asked, “Do you remember that time when Aiden tried to convince the government to sell the North Cape to pay off Eskom debt and then he got shot by a farmer from Upington?”
However, van Niekerk boasted his fair share of supporters as well.
Rodney Pedro said, “Aidan van Niekerk you flippen legend!!”
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