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How SA's poor get free electricity


In the South African township of Soweto those struggling to pay their electricity bills are finding ways of getting their power free of charge.

A group of volunteer electricians are providing a free service reconnecting homes that have been cut off.

They say the government has promised them free basic services and should honour that pledge.

The power company say what they are doing is illegal and dangerous.

Jonah Fisher reports.


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