Tshwane metro cuts power to its own hall

2013-04-19 09:52

Pretoria - The Tshwane metro municipality has cut the electricity supply to the Roodeplaat Community Hall after failing to settle its own arrears of just over R16 000, Beeld newspaper reported on Friday.

The daily reported that officials in the building, north-east of Pretoria, were recently puzzled when a payment reminder to settle municipal debt was sent to the building where Tshwane residents access numerous services, including vehicle licence renewals.

Power supply to the building, which is owned and managed by the Tshwane metro, was cut off last week.

Officials working on the premises have reportedly been sitting in the dark ever since and have been referring residents to municipal offices in the city.

  • Armand Horn - 2013-04-19 10:01

    Pathetic! The ANC are beyond useless!

      Ernica Stanford - 2013-04-19 11:30

      And SA wants to lend Zim R900 million!!!

      Amelia Basson - 2013-04-19 12:24

      They cut off their own electricty? They're hilarious!

  • Zip Reeper - 2013-04-19 10:02


  • Rebel - 2013-04-19 10:03

      Dotmatrix - 2013-04-19 10:21

      Strange indeed.

  • Johan van Heerden - 2013-04-19 10:04


  • Warren Hattingh - 2013-04-19 10:05

    Haha, this is yet again a sterling example of our superb government efficiency. What happened to the users pays principle that gets bandied about as of late ?

  • Hayley Fredericks - 2013-04-19 10:13

    There are now words.

  • Amaru Shakur - 2013-04-19 10:14

    Why is Zuma so quiet about the corruption,crime,rape,incompetency that's taking place in this country?

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-04-19 14:56

      Because he is at the helm of all of this !

      ChrisHolloway - 2013-04-20 14:52

      Because it is the corrupt, criminal, incompetents that keep him on power. Simple.

  • PissyWhiskers Black - 2013-04-19 10:16

    that is hilarious! But glad to see that they do it to themselves

      Ernica Stanford - 2013-04-19 11:32

      Comedy at it's very best!!

  • kalabafazi - 2013-04-19 10:31

    Fantastic story. Nothing makes me happier than watching these dumb@$$e$S F$#K them selves up.

  • Hannes van Wyk - 2013-04-19 10:43

    at least we know that this will not interupt there service delivery - they have not done anything and are happy to sit in the dark - a normal day

  • Ian Despy - 2013-04-19 10:49

    So where is the money you thieving pathetic ANC morons.......did it just vanish or what.

  • Dennis - 2013-04-19 10:57

    This is one of the funniest things I have ever heard.

  • Jared Luke Schultz - 2013-04-19 11:00

    I love South African incompetence, it makes me laugh. I rate we are the only place in the world, where a government that doesn't pay itself will stop supplying its own buildings with power.

  • Dave Elmore - 2013-04-19 11:06

    The Stupid Bar just got raised another 10 points

  • AndrĂ© Smit - 2013-04-19 11:35


  • Willa Prinsloo - 2013-04-19 11:46

    and the Darwin award goes the municipality that changes street names but cut their own electricity supply off

  • Nicolene Potgieter - 2013-04-19 11:47

    OMW!!! I needed this laugh today. Just when you think it cannot become anymore ridiculous. Eish ek soek hom die lektriek hy's weg)

  • Adele Coetzee - 2013-04-19 11:55

    This is the best joke I've heard in a long time!!!! But that's what u get when u have people with little or no experience doing the work. But at least they are honest for cutting the power due to non payment. Whaahaaahaaa!!! IDIOTS!!!!!

  • Garth Baldwin - 2013-04-19 12:33

    south Africa.. back in the dark ages

  • Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2013-04-19 12:52


  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-04-19 13:11

    Officials have been sitting in the dark?. But they belong to the super power, the high and mighty ANC and they are sitting in the dark?. How hilarious.

  • Freddy van Wijk - 2013-04-19 13:30

    LOL. Tshwane Metro actually "cut their own throats" by cutting power to it's own hall.

  • Dazza Oliver - 2013-04-19 13:47

    Government efficiency at it's best!

  • Melusi Toyi - 2013-04-19 14:32

    oh my god the metro personnel wil mean ful busines on adultery. I fil pity 4 those whose wives are police/metro. U know musi

  • Michelle Koekemoer - 2013-04-19 16:46

    So funny - only in South Africa (Stupid Malaka)

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