Power remains on in Aliwal North and Burgersdorp thanks to pressure from AfriForum


A big source of concern for the residents of Aliwal North and Burgersdorp is that there will not be sufficient electricity supply for the coming festive season.

However on Tuesday 27 November 2018 Khayelihle Mpungose, Administrator for the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality, confirmed during a meeting with AfriForum that these towns’ electricity will remain on during the festive season in December 2018 and January 2019. Various service delivery issues were also discussed in the meeting.

During this meeting AfriForum also directed the attention to municipal debts of council members and officials, on which the municipal management admitted guilt to AfriForum and gave an undertaking by the debtors to pay back the overdue money in the foreseeable future.

A follow-up meeting with Feseka Ntlemesa, the newly appointed Municipal Manager, is preliminarily planned for 6 February 2019.

“AfriForum welcomes Mpungose’s undertaking that electricity will remain on during the festive season,” says Lize-Marie Smit, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the Karoo.

Make a difference in your community by becoming involved: SMS “Aliwal-Noord” to 32532 (R1) to join your nearest AfriForum branch.

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