Mamelodi residents protest over illegal connections

Mahube residents in Mamelodi closed all entry points into the township on Friday morning in protest over illegal water and electricity connections. Photo: supplied

Mahube residents in Mamelodi in blockaded streets on Friday morning in protest over illegal water and electricity

connections they claim increased their bills.

Police spokesperson Constable Connie Moganedi said homeowners were complained the increase in their utilities’ bills were due to the illegal connections allegedly by neighbouring shack residents.

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“Illegal shack owners have illegally connected the water and electricity, this has led to an increase in the bills for home owners in Mahube,” said Moganedi.

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She said that the area was calm and that police were monitoring the situation.

Allegedly, the protesters were waiting for Tshwane metro MMC for housing and human settlements Mandla Nkomo to address them.



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