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  5. Use plain English.

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Dear Editor

This is a letter in response to Tension over electricity between families in shacks and government housing in Kariega.

At least 5 and no more than 55 characters.

Blank lines separate paragraphs. You can use URLs but not HTML. At least 140 and no more than 2,100 characters (about 340 words).

Your real name(s) and, if you wish, title(s) and designation(s). At least 5 and no more than 200 characters.

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