Ward 24 Councillor Christopher Masia said that the ongoing Winterveldt electricity woes have been escalated to the Gauteng Office of the premier.
Illegal connections, cable theft, and failure to pay for services rendered are some of the reasons residents find themselves facing no solution in sight
Masia said “The issue of electricity is in the office of the premier, and I am told his office has made a commitment to make funds available to re-electrify/rewire the whole of Winterveldt and that to me is the only solution to all our electricity challenges. Ours is to make a follow up with the office of the premier regarding this issue, this issue is also very high on the municipality’s agenda.”
The very first thing that we must do as a city is to bring proper services to the people and all these wrong things that have been happening are a result of people not getting service from the people who are supposed to give them. “Water, electricity, and security are some of the issues top my priority list that urgently needs our attention, as everybody knows Winterveldt is made up largely of rural areas and it is paramount that they get electricity and water. We have incidences of people diverting water for their own selfish use and we are addressing that so that everyone can have access to clean water,” said Masia