DA councillor in Ramaphosa’s ward wants his vote

On 29 September, when President Cyril Ramaphosa was asked by journalists how his household deals with Eskom electricity cuts, he deflected to a generic answer, “We manage and deal with power cuts in different types of ways.” 

The president does not have power cuts in his Hyde Park home; the entire block of houses is said to have never experienced power cuts, according to Ramaphosa’s ward 90 councillor, Democratic Alliance member Martin Williams. 

“I would assume we can’t have the first citizen of the nation going without power. The people living in his street can all afford their own generators and solar power but they don’t need to because their power never goes out. I’m not saying we should deny him that,” he says.

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Lizeka Tandwa
Lizeka Tandwa
Lizeka Tandwa is a political journalist with a keen interest in local government.

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