EVERYBODY around him has an electricity meter but Emmanuel still lives in the dark.
“The ward member told me the electricity was for Zulu-speaking people and not those who speak Sepedi.
“I don’t have electricity because of my home language. This is unfair to me and my family.”
Emmanuel – who is a security guard – came to Gauteng from Jane Furse in Limpopo in 1998.
Daily Sun visited Emmanuel where he lives with his wife Seage and their 16-month-old daughter. They cook on a primus stove in their shack.
“It is very cold in winter,” said Seage.
Daily Sun confronted the committee member who identified himself only as Mbatha but he refused to comment in the absence of Councillor Johannes Busakwe.
Busakwe said: “I will make the time and meet these people to hear their grievances.
“This is totally unacceptable.”