RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST ELECTRICITY SMART METERS IN FORT JACKSON


By Siposethu Hashe


People from different communities of Mdantsane gathered outside the Warehouse of Smart Meter installers that is under BCMM in Fort Jackson to fight against the installation of electricity smart meters. Movements at the
Warehouse came to a standstill after protestors crowded the gate chanting.


They complained that these smart meters are giving them problems when they are loading electricity and that majority of the times, they do not have signal.


“These smart meters have been nothing but problematic, every time we want to load electricity there is no signal and electricity no longer lasts ever since they got installed” said one of the protestors.


Areas that were experiencing electricity faults around Mdantsane could not be attended to because of the protest.


Protestors also accused the BCMM of dragging its feet when it comes to delivering services to them. They said that they will take further actions if their complaints are not attended to.

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