Hundreds of DA supporters marched to the ANC’s Western Cape offices in Cape Town on Wednesday, demanding a solution to the country’s ongoing energy crisis. The DA is gearing up to challenge the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s decision to approve an 18.36% tariff hike for Eskom.
DA provincial leader Tertius Simmers said it was time for citizens to “take back their power” and accused the ANC government of lying and harming the people of South Africa.
ANC chief whip in the Western Cape Pat Lekker accused the DA of playing “cheap and anti-poor politics”, while DA provincial deputy leader JP Smith said the current power situation must be one of the biggest crises the country had faced since 1994.
What can you do?
- Research the current energy crisis in South Africa and the proposed tariff increase.
- Reach out to local politicians to discuss the energy crisis and potential solutions.
- Join a local protest or demonstration to show support for the DA’s efforts to challenge the tariff increase.