Angry Mohlaba cross residents protest due to ongoing power outages


By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

MOHLABA CROSS -Residents at Xikwambana and Mohlaba Cross villages in Greater Tzaneen embarked on a protest on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

This as they voiced their dissatisfaction over power outages in both areas.

Residents were forced to endure a 16 – hour power outage on Friday, November 24.

The power interruption was due to a Risenga transformer replacement last week.

On Tuesday, November 28th, they had to endure an unplanned power outage from 07 : 15 to 23 : 00, spanning over 16 hours as well.

This saw residents barricading the R36 road between Bridgeway and Lenyenye on Tuesday night.

The angry residents put rocks on the roads and burnt tyres, which subsequently disrupted traffic flow on the road.

The residents had a March planned in Tzaneen where they were to hand over a Memorandum of demands at Municipal offices by close of business on Wednesday.

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