The African National Congress (ANC), Sedibeng Region has thanked its membership and the community of Vaal for their support shown at their recent march to Eskom on the 3rd of August 2018.
ANC spokesperson, Boniface Mazilazila said this was a platform for our people to vent out their frustrations to the public utility that was meant to ensure comfort for an improved socio-economic condition of Sedibeng people.
Amongst the demands to Eskom was, to immediately desist from threatening to switch off electricity even beyond the court processes as that was deemed as a provocation towards the community. To stop charging unreasonable penalties to residents and to improve its network capacity especially in growing townships and also to improve response time to queries from customers and set aside 30% for local beneficiaries.
“We are pleased to report that Eskom’s management received the demands in a positive light and promised to engage with all stakeholders in order to reach an amicable solution that will be to the benefit of all.
“The collective effort by society under the stewardship of the ANC, demonstrated to all that, working together for a better future is always possible and sustainable solutions can be found without the destruction of public property.
The ANC must remain at the service of the people and always be in solidarity with those it was formed to liberate and ensure that the character of this glorious movement in Sedibeng will never be questionable,” He added.
“The march was not an end but a start towards the total liberation of our people in Sedibeng as stipulated in the Freedom Charter. Because we are a generation enkindled by the spirit of defiance in pursuit of social justice and motivated by examples of Tata Mandela and Mme Sisulu, we will ensure that the lives of the people in this region are not disrupted for capital selfish objectives.”
The ANC leadership also passed its gratitude to the safety and security officials, medical practitioners, struggle veterans, religious leaders, NGO’s, taxi associations, local businesses and all the ordinary men and women who made it possible and ensured the march was a peaceful demonstration.