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Eskom threatens Klerksdorp with power cuts

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Residents of Klerksdorp choked in their morning coffee reading Klerksdorp Record this morning. Eskom published a notice of their decision to interrupt bulk electricity supply to Matlosana Local Municipality from 5 December.

People reacted with shock and outrage on several social media platforms. According to the notice, interruption will start on 5 December and will be organised on a weekly basis. The first week (5-11 December) power will be turned off for short periods but from the third week (19 December onwards) power will be switched off from 06:00-20:00.

The notice also reads that Eskom may, upon 15 calendar days’ notice, disconnect electricity entirely and indefinitely to the area.

The public notice was published and paid for by Eskom to notify the public of their intention to cut electricity supply to the public due to escalating municipal debt. “Unfortunately, conditions set by Eskom have not been met by the municipality and Eskom has taken a decision to continue with the previously communicated interruptions,’’ the statement reads.

Ntswaki Makgetha, municipal spokesperson, said they are preparing a statement about the notice.

 

Gesin spring dood vry toe vragmotor deur huis ploeg

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Deur Danie Jacobs

Klerksdorp Rekord, Stilfontein - ‘n Vragmotor wat sowat 50 ton met sy vrag weeg, het in ‘n huis in Jan van Riebeeckstraat vasgeploeg nadat vermoedelik ‘n band gebars en die bestuurder beheer verloor het. Dit het omstreeks 21:00 op Maandag 18 November plaasgevind en die vragmotor het die sinkgat langs die N12 net-net gemis.

To read the full story, read page 1 of our 22 November 2019 issue.

A family torn apart

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By Danie Jacobs

Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - It’s been a week since the shooting of Mohamed Dangor and the family is struggling to come to terms with it all. Farouk Dangor, patriarch businessman and owner of Speedy Car Sales, is hurting, but says he won’t cry in front of his family as he has to be strong for them. “I cry in the shower,” he told Klerksdorp Record in a frank interview on Tuesday 19 November. He washed and buried his son on Tuesday 12 November in the biggest funeral ever at the Muslim cemetery. CSS and the traffic department stood guards of honour.

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 22 November 2019 issue.

Crime must fall

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The killing of businessman Mohamed Dangor on 11 November sparked outrage in the community. This was the scene outside the magistrate’s court during the bail application of his alleged killer. The community protested outside court against bail being granted to Tshiamo Sekgoro on Wednesday 20 November. They called for justice to be served to restore the value of a life, asking how many more innocent lives should be lost before there is some change. They said people are losing faith in the justice system because killers are being allowed to roam free and they “cannot allow what happened to Mohammed Dangor go unnoticed and have a repetition of this sorrowful loss of life”. A petition with more than 1 400 signatures asking the magistrate not to release Sekgoro on bail was also handed in at the Magistrates Court. Photo: Salomé Kotzé.

Zodwa still on the run

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - The police are requesting readers with information about the whereabouts of Zodwa Kumbi to come forward. Kumbi’s husband was stabbed to death in August 2013 in the driveway of his home in Ellaton. She was arrested for the crime but disappeared before the hearing in the High Court started.

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 22 November 2019 issue.

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