City Power recovers stolen mini-substation after 10 years

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City Power recovers stolen mini-substation after 10 years

Johannesburg officials found a substation — normally used to connect residential areas to electricity supply — hooked up on private property, demonstrating the scale of South Africa’s power crisis.

Authorities who’d been looking for the 11-kilovolt mini-substation for the past decade, discovered the equipment at the property of a businessman when they went to cut off the power over outstanding bills, according to Johannesburg electricity utility City Power.

[Bloomberg]
 
I just can't.

How does someone steal a mini-substation, and for 10 years how did City Power not notice an unauthorized 11kV connection to their grid?
How do you stuff up a working power supply company?

How do you bancrupt a working railway system and lose hundreds of km of tracks?

How do you ruin a simple postal delivery service.

A relocated sub station is a minor oversight compared to the grand scale bumbling of these baffoons.
 
Wonder if it was supplying power to that cellphone tower in the video?
 
Was it really even stolen or did City power forget where they installed it?
 
City Power was on site to disconnect due to non payment.... something doesn't add up ?
 
Jesus this article is horribly written, was this AI generated?

discovered the equipment at the property of a businessman when they went to cut off the power over outstanding bills, according to Johannesburg electricity utility City Power.
and then later.....
The discovery was made when a new business nearby asked to be hooked up to the stolen equipment.

Anyway news24 article below says it was discovered after a nearby client had applied to be legally connected to electricity.
 
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