A local man has launched a petition to convince President Cyril Ramaphosa to sell the Northern Cape to Namibia in an effort to pay back Eskom’s debt and lessen the pressure on taxpayers.
Aidan Van Niekerk’s petition is to sell off the Northern Cape to Namibia for R420-million, and Niekerk is urging South Africans to sign it.
Currently, the petition has received roughly 1 848 signatures and the number is climbing daily with the target number being 2 500.
“Eskom has too much debt, taxpayers are tired of paying. Nobody lives in the Northern Cape. I don’t know, tell the Namibians it has a desert and a big hole or something,” he said.
Those who have seen the petition took to Twitter to share their thoughts. Some residents of the Northern Cape even proposed that the government make the province an independent country in tweets.
Apparently some guy started a petition to sell the northern cape to Namibia. ?
— Suikerbossie (@Kutlwiii_M) February 23, 2019
Someone has started a petition to SELL the Northern Cape PROVINCE to Namibia to pay for Eskom’s debt for R420bn
Because what is a province, right??
— Giant Panda ?? (@BokangM_) February 25, 2019
????? Someone on the petition said “Northern Cape is the armpit of SA” ???????? https://t.co/2D8GYTPwvw
— ☔ (@__iGuy) February 27, 2019
Declare the Northern Cape an Independent Country.We’ll keep our deserts,big hole and dusty roads. You can keep your SA and powerless Eskom.
Sign our petition for an Independent Northern Cape. https://t.co/TpOMJD3NsF#SellNCtoNam #RNK #NCIndependence pic.twitter.com/khmMk9BKqB
— Kok (@DaaiKok) February 27, 2019
The person who started the petition for the Northern Cape to be sold to Namibia , just to cancel the Eskom debt is fokken dom yong! ?
— FlowerChild (@OdirilePalesaB) February 26, 2019
Lmfao so some man just proposed that SA sell the Northern Cape because “no one lives there” so they can pay the Eskom debt! A whole petition even wow ?
— ♥PrettyBird♥ (@sedzi27) February 26, 2019
So there’s a petition to sell the Northern cape?? Wtf
— Ndim iDyan? (@Khanya__M) February 23, 2019
You can view the petition here.