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Residents from Soweto, Alexandra, Tembisa, Eldorado Park and the Vaal held a shutdown today.
They want load shedding and electricity cut offs to end.
The organising groups say Government and Eskom are not taking the crisis of electricity supply seriously.
According to reports Residents held a rally on Sunday to challenge a R18bn electricity bill and were furious about eskom’s “bulllying tactics” aimed at Soweto and other poor areas.
Today blocked roads and interfere with shopping malls and business operations in targeted areas.
In January, Eskom warned it was continuing with a campaign it started in Gauteng last year to cut off power to users who had failed to pay or rigged illegal connections.
Gauteng Eskom spokesperson Reneiloe Semenya said at the time the utility's campaign to install prepaid meters in private homes was gaining momentum, but that some users sought to undermine the campaign by using fraudulent electricity tokens from bogus metering companies or tampering with the meters