Freedom Front Plus
Freedom Front Plus

FF Plus warns Ekurhuleni Metro council about exposed electrical wiring at lamp posts and demands swift action

The FF Plus sent an urgent official letter to the municipal manager of the Ekurhuleni Metro Council, Dr Imogen Mashazi, requesting her to look into the matter of exposed electrical wiring at lamp posts in the Metro as it may have disastrous consequences.

This was in response to an incident in Boksburg North where a six-year-old learner from Goudrand Primary School was electrocuted when she accidentally touched live power lines on a lamp post. The girl was walking home with her mother when the incident occurred.

The FF Plus had previously urged the Ekurhuleni Metro Council to urgently address the problem of exposed live electrical wires at lamp posts as well as manhole covers that have been stolen as the open holes also pose a serious threat.

In the Metro's budget for the 2021/22 financial year, R5,4 million was allocated to the Energy Department and it was specifically earmarked for electrical lighting. It raises the question of what the money was spent on, especially in light of the great number of lamp posts with exposed electrical wiring near schools.

This incident proves that the Metro Council does not put the interests and safety of residents first and will only be moved to take action if there is a fatal incident.

On 1 November, residents will have the opportunity to stand up and stand with the FF Plus in standing against the mismanagement and decline of Ekurhuleni and to send a strong message: The current state of affairs will not be tolerated.

Contact details: 072 217 1951



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