- Days after Eskom disconnected Soweto homes due to failure to pay and illegal connections, residents have once again shown the power utility the finger
- Soweto residents reconnected their homes to the grid, some even getting power from street lights
- South Africans were furious over the news and called out Soweto residents who got their electricity illegally
Last week, Briefly.co.za reported Eskom cut the electricity to homes in Soweto who do not pay their bills or bridge their power.
However, it took only a couple of days for the residents to reconnect themselves to the power grid. According to The Sowetan, several homes connected themselves directly to street lights while others linked wires directly to their streets' distribution boxes.
South Africans were clearly not impressed by the Soweto residents illegally reconnecting themselves to the grid. In fact, 'Soweto' trended on Twitter as Mzansi tweeps flooded the social media platform with their views.
Anele Mdoda said Soweto residents were no better than the rest of the country and should therefore start pulling their weight.
Take a look at her post below:
However, there were Soweto residents who defended themselves, adding not everyone skip out on bills in the area.
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