Residents of Orange Farm say it’s impossible to adhere to lockdown regulations without power. More than 60 homes in the township – about 45km from Johannesburg – have been without power for several months.
With the lockdown extended, residents have to rely on neighbours to charge cellphones, cook and refrigerate food.
Residents have no choice but to use candles for light and gas to cook.
Both young and old are severely affected.
For Gogo Nelisiwe Ndlangamandla the situation is dire. She’s unable to store her medication in the fridge.
She suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes.
“My life is a mess. I am trying to treat my ailments but I can’t without electricity. I can’t go on living like this…Can the government please just restore the power so I can live. ”
Ward councillor Simon Motha says it’s out of his hands.
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