Hope of Receiving Electricity Fading

 31 October 2014.

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has lambasted the uMlalazi Municipality and Eskom for their failure to provide residents of the eVuma Area in Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal with electricity which has resulted in residents staging a service delivery protest. 

"Residents are fed-up with the lack of services and they say they have been living in houses with no electricity for far too long. We demand that the municipality makes good on its promises to provide services to the people of that area. For these residents the hope of getting electricity from the municipality is fading away. People are tired of empty promises and we demand action," said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL. 

"People are tired of using candles and open fires, and they do not want to chop down trees anymore, they want electricity. We demand that the uMlalazi Municipality must tell the truth about why there is a delay in electrifying the area, when other areas close to them have electricity. Municipalities must fulfil the promises they made to the people. People have voted for those who are in power now and they should now deliver on their election promises," concluded Mr Gwala. 

The IFP calls on the MEC of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube and Eskom to provide answers to the people of this and other areas as to why they don't have electricity. People have waited for so long and they are now fed up. Answers must be provided. 


Issued by:
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, 078 290 5842 

For Media Enquiries:
IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675