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5K sign petition for reduced electricity tariffs in the Cape

An online petition started by Kevin Alexander calling for reduced electricity tariffs in the Cape has so far garnered 5000 signatures in support of the cause.

The petition which went live three weeks ago is addressed to Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and is demanding that the electricity tariff be reduced with immediate effect.

An nationwide electricity tariff increase (ranging from 8-13%) came into effect in early July, forcing consumers to dig deep.

We are paying far too much for electricity in the Cape Town metro, including the Cape Flats. We hereby demand that the electricity tariff and other utilities be lowered to an affordable level for everyone, and that the recent tariff increase be withdrawn,” Alexander said.

“The tariffs have clearly become unaffordable for most citizens. Unless it is meant to impoverish and enslave communities of the Western Cape.”

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“Over 5000 residents have signed this petition in protest against the unreasonable and unacceptable tariffs of electricity and utilities in the Cape metropole and whole of the Western Cape,” he said.

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