Hunger strike mother gets electricity supply

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THE huger strike a German mother of three carried out has achieved her aim. Sevillana-Endesa has connected the electricity for the Jimera de Libar (Malaga) resident. The German woman moved to her home in the town eight months ago and has been requesting the electricity be connected ever since.

She is a single mother with three children, the youngest of which has kidney cancer and needs medicines which have to be kept in the fridge.

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A friend living nearby was helping by keeping them in her fridge, from where Mrs Kapp collected them up to eight times every day.

The lack of electricity has also led to her losing her job, as she is a composer and worked for a musical programme shown in Germany, but couldn’t use her computer to work.

She had already started her hunger strike in the streets of Ronda, returning home at night to look after her children.


She claimed she called Sevillana-Endesa every day and said she always got a different excuse.

If they had told her from the start how long it would take, she says she would have chosen other options such as solar panels.

Sevillana-Endesa on the other hand claimed that the electricity had not been connected earlier because necessary paperwork was missing and the installation was in the name of another person.


By Jennifer Leighfield


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