Lefutso said with the old system they would go to a local Eskom office and buy electricity there.
Ntsako Ngobeni said they will continue with their protest until the relevant authorities come and engage with them.
“We started this protest this morning around 4am. We are not going to stop. We are going to continue until we get electricity. We want Eskom, the mayor [Mpho Phalatse] and premier [David Makhura] to address our issues,” said Ngobeni.
The N1 has since been reopened for traffic to flow between the Soweto Highway and Diepkloof interchange.
Meanwhile, the Chris Hani Road in Pimville and Klipspruit has been reopened for traffic to flow after an earlier closure due to service delivery protests.
This is a developing story.