Mpumalanga pensioners can apply for free electricity, threshold to match grant amount

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Thembisile Hani Local Municipality (Balise Warren Mabona, News24)
Thembisile Hani Local Municipality (Balise Warren Mabona, News24)

Many pensioners in various villages in the Thembisile Hani municipality in Mpumalanga voiced concerns over their alleged exclusion from the indigent Free Basic Electricity (FBE) benefit offered by power utility Eskom.

On 18 September, President Cyril Ramaphosa called on poor people throughout the country to apply for indigent FBE at their local municipalities.

Ramaphosa was addressing a crowd of people in Soweto as he campaigned for the ANC for the upcoming municipal elections.

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