By ^PS – Residents of Meriting and Finetown North in Lenasia South sang with joy and jubilation as Joburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba unveiled an electrification project in these two informal settlements.
Before cutting the ribbon, Mayor Mashaba related his life story.
“I often say, every day when I get up in the morning, I am confronted by two strong emotions, firstly, the daunting sense of responsibility brought on by the important task that lies ahead and secondly, an overwhelming sense of pride.”
Residents say that for years now they have been connecting electricity illegally and this for them is a promise well delivered by the mayor.
For many in the community of Meriting, this shows that they have not been forgotten and that the City cares for their wellbeing. Residents say that some of their children who used to study in darkness are now working.
The Mayor urged residents to take care of the project for it to be a success and restore their dignity as upstanding residents of the City of Joburg.