Areas including Phomola, Thokoza and Phola Park have suffered frequent outages since the start of winter, much to the anger of residents who say the city has not bothered to inform them of what is going on.
Residents resorted to burning tyres and destroying traffic lights after repeatedly being left in the dark for several hours.
Mpho Selatodi from Phola Park said she lost all the meat bought to last an entire month in two days because her fridge wasn’t working because of the cuts.
“I am unemployed and rely on a grant. These power cuts mean that I cannot cook or bathe children and the meat I bought for the month was gone in a space of two days,” she said, slamming the city for not caring for its residents.