Mzwandile Masina took to Twitter to detail the successful mission of disabling illegal connections in some Ekurhuleni suburbs, following a warning he claims to have issued in recent weeks.
The Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina took to Twitter on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, to announce the success of a mission to disable illegal connections in some Ekurhuleni suburbs. The suburbs are believed to be predominantly populated by Black citizens. According to Masina, he issued a directive to investigate and inspect illegal connections that have resulted in the grid being overloaded, ultimately leading to load-shedding.
In speaking on the importance of the mission, Masina stated, “Crime is crime, no matter where you live!”
Based on the comments on his tweet, his statement struck a chord because of his recent sentiments on the public arrests of government officials who have corruption allegations levelled against them. Masina had claimed that Black officials and businesses were seemingly being targeted. He went on to encourage collective action amongst Black people, which, in light of his recent mission and directives, appears to contradict itself.
See the posts below.
About a week ago, I warned that EMPD will be visiting suburbs in Ekurhuleni to remove illegal connections that continue to overload the grid & cause blackouts. I have been briefed that today’s operation was a complete success. Crime is crime, no matter where u live! #CoEPower pic.twitter.com/uGz704x2Au
— Mzwandile Masina (@mzwandileMasina) October 21, 2020
Blacks people must unite, these arrests are targeting abt black professionals and black business. We need to stand up and be counted. Some Whites have been stealing with impunity and they not arrested. It’s now or never.
— Mzwandile Masina (@mzwandileMasina) October 19, 2020