Tshwane substation fixed‚ then thieves steal the cables


Honorary Master
Mar 26, 2010
The City of Tshwane says that residents who have been without electricity for the past seven days will finally get to have a warm shower later on Tuesday.

MMC for utility services Darryl Moss told TimesLIVE that after engineers had replaced a substation that burnt down‚ they discovered that thieves had helped themselves to the cables when there was no current running through them.

This left a number of suburbs without power on Monday night after the city had earlier committed to having all power restored.

“Last night we energised the transformer and we started switching. When we started switching we started discovering various cable faults along the way‚ mostly caused by cable theft. We were‚ however‚ during the course of the evening and this morning able to supply power to the Silver Lakes area. We still have some issues around Equestria because we need to fix the cables which were damaged.
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