Damage as a result of load-shedding

2015-06-04 06:00

Whom do we hold responsible for load-shedding damage when enough becomes enough?

With all due respect, the government should take full responsibility for the inconvenience and costs that we the public are suffering as a result of the regular, current bout of load-shedding.

Replacing and repairing of damaged goods becomes a very costly sacrifice, which we the consumers have to bear when our electrical appliances break down, food supplies rot, or when schedules need to be changed. Who pays for these losses such as appliances that become faulty, food that goes off?

Why print schedules when they are not promptly adhered to. We go out of our way to try to accommodate the planning, but are then subjected to switch-off times that do not correspond with the schedules given. Poor people are suffering because they cannot afford back-up to this energy crises.

As if to add salt to a wound, it seems that this is not the only area of inconvenience, as water is steadily becoming a concerned issue in many parts of this country. I hope that this will be attended to before these two areas of alarm escalate.

-Mzwandile Sibidla-

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