Umdonsiswano kubaholi bezombusazwe neCity Power ngolukagesi

Lubhalwe nguZukile Majova
Umhleli wezepolitiki

UNdunankulu uthi kumele kucishwe isikweletu sikagesi, kodwa i-City Power ithi kumele bakhokhe, idolobha laseGoli lingena empini yepolitiki elingeke liyinqobe.

Le nkampani imemezele ukuthi ngeke isaphendula uma kungena izingcingo zamakhasimende anqaba ukukhokhela ugesi, okuhlanganisa amakhasimende angenawo amamitha, amakhasimende angakhokhi noma amakhasimende ahluleka ukukhokha.

Kodwa umphathi wezepolitiki e-Gauteng, onguNdunankulu uPanyaza Lesufi, nguyena ohola iziphakamiso zokuthi kuchithwe isikweletu sikagesi sase-Soweto sika-R5 billion.

I-City Power ifuna kubuyiswe imali engaphezu kuka-R10 billion ekweletwa ngamakhasimende.

Ngakolunye uhlangothi uLesufi ukulangazelela ukuthola amavoti ngaphambi kokhetho lukazwelonke lwango-2024. Iqembu le-ANC, lanqoba isifundazwe ngo-50,09% kuphela okhethweni lwango-2019.

“Ingxabano yethu isamile. Uma isikweletu sika-Eskom sithathwa uhulumeni, kumele kucishwe isikweletu abantu bakithi abasikweleta ku-Eskom emalokishini, emijondolo nasemahostela.”

“Kumele simise kabusha amalokishi ethu, imijondolo namahostela ukuze abe izikhungo ezihlelekile,” kusho uLesufi ngonyaka odlule.

I-City Power ithe lesi sinqumo siza njengoba inkampani ilwa nengcindezi ye-grid phakathi nokucishwa kukagesi kanye nokuqoqwa kwemali okungenayo impumelelo.

“Inkampani isiqale uhlelo lokuhlolwa kwamamitha  bese ihlola umlando wawo wokuthengisa ngaphambi kokuthumela ithimba elizolalela izingcingo. Uma singasebenzisani, ochwepheshe bethu ngeke baqhubeke nophenyo, ukulungisa noma ukubuyisela ugesi kulezo zindawo,” ngokubhalwa kwesitatimende.

Uma i-City Power ilandela izinhlelo zayo, izingxenye ezinkulu zase-Alexandra nase-Soweto zingalindela ukuba sebumnyameni ezinyangeni ezimbalwa ngaphambi kokhetho lwangonyaka ozayo.

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