Electricity hike unfair

2017-10-12 06:00

THE news that Eskom is seeking a 19% tariff increase from government is indeed another nail in the coffin of a nation that is tottering on the brink helplessness.

This milking-cow mentality has put a strain on people that already cannot even afford the bare necessities of food and drink.

With corruption rife from the top and the infighting in the hierarchy of the ANC and the fragmentation of its base structures such as ANCYL of KwaZulu-Natal, and the fracas last weekend in the Eastern Cape a riotous crowd brought chaos and mayhem.

Such then the question asked is should “John Citizen” pay for the incompetence of state structures?

If government can, and in turn, the Treasury, prop up SAA with billions to stave off bankruptcy why on earth can’t the same yardstick not apply to Eskom, which is also a state enterprise?

The public is being duped into submission as bewilderment in the state capture has numbed the grey matter of the masses.

That is the shame of all in this once beautiful country we call the jewel of the south.

YUSSUF M. DESAI

Oslo Beach

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