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ANC march against Eskom sees mixed reactions

Hundreds of ANC supporters marched in Soweto to hand over a memorandum of demands to Eskom.

Hundreds of Soweto residents marched to Eskom's headquarters in the area to convey their frustrations with the power utility over unplanned power cuts on 14 May 2015. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

SOWETO - There have been mixed reaction to the African National Congress' (ANC) march against Eskom in Soweto today.

Hundreds of ANC supporters marched through the area to hand over a memorandum of demands to Eskom officials.

WATCH: ANC and Soweto residents march for power

Community members became angry last week when Eskom cut electricity for up to 10 hours to parts of the township, citing overloading on the system.

Many Soweto locals responded positively to the ANC's march in the township.

"The ANC is taking leadership by showing people that it is still there for the community," said one resident.

However, others say they believe the party is only fighting their battle for political gain.

"They are obviously doing this because of the upcoming elections; after that they are going to leave Eskom to deal with us," said another local.

Eskom has received a memorandum of demands calling for a public apology within 24 hours for keeping residents in the dark for so long.

Pictures by Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

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