Residents demanding electricity take to the streets of Motherwell

- | 3 weeks ago

They blocked major routes leading to the suburb and taxis had to take the Swartkops route as there were fires on Addo Road.

Heaps of rubble, including mattresses and sewer pipes, were also strewn across the roads. The residents, who live in Nomakanjani, Wells Estate, Shukushukuma, Emahlabathini and other informal settlements, marched to Ncedo Secondary School, which is one of five voting stations in NU12 in ward 55.

By-elections for ward 55, following the death of ANC councillor Mzuvukile Boti, were underway, with the UDM, EFF, Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party and ANC contesting it.

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