Zuma promises to light up all Gauteng residents' lives

The president says he's going to encourage energy experts to use the same system.

President Jacob Zuma visited Thembelihle south of Johannesburg during the ruling party's campaign trail on 30 June 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma says the innovative energy solution to supply informal settlements with electricity should be rolled out countrywide.

Zuma visited the Thembelihle informal settlement and its surrounding areas yesterday, ahead of the local government elections in August.

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

The City of Johannesburg also launched a more than R100 million project in the community, which will see electricity being supplied to the area.

"I am very happy that the mayor has explained why we are here and what is happening. This is a formula that must be adopted nationally."

Zuma says he's going to encourage energy experts to use the same system in other parts of the country.

"I am going to encourage those who deal with energy to adopt this method."

He says every citizen in Johannesburg will have electricity authorised by government in the next five years.