Thaba Chweu residents furious over electricity tariff increase ‘due to Chinese substation’

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Thaba Chweu municipality in Mashishing. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo
Thaba Chweu municipality in Mashishing. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo


Residents of Mpumalanga’s Thaba Chweu Local Municipality are feeling the pinch of a R410 million substation constructed by a Chinese company after the council decided to increase the electricity tariff.

But the residents are also angry because the council introduced a fixed monthly service fee of R184 on all electricity purchases.

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