IFP Launches Online Petition to Stop Eskom Price Hike

Feb 18, 2023 | Press Releases

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has launched an online petition in protest of the recent 18.65% tariff hike granted to Eskom by Nersa.

The petition, which can be accessed at actnow.ifp.org.za, will run until mid-March 2023. The IFP will then present the petition – on behalf of all signatories – to the Speaker of Parliament, President Ramaphosa, as well as Nersa. We will request that in addition to reversing the proposed April 2023 price hike, no further increases will be granted to Eskom until load-shedding is permanently suspended.

The IFP maintains that this tariff hike is both irrational and unreasonable.

South Africans simply cannot afford to pay more for power, particularly as the current supply provided by Eskom is so unreliable. The plans proposed by President Ramaphosa to solve the energy crisis during the recent SONA, did not inspire confidence, particularly considering the timeline offered was 12 to 18 months. South Africans should not be strong-armed into paying more for a service that is not available for hours each day.

We call on all South Africans who are frustrated with the current status quo to act now, and sign the petition, so that we can stand united against this ludicrous decision.

Act now, sign the petition. You can make a difference.

Contact
Hon. Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFP National Spokesperson
071 111 0539

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