Telkom hit by sabotage

Thousands of mobile and fixed-line users in Limpopo were left without connectivity on 2 August after Telkom’s network was hit by sabotage.

“Most of the mobile operators have been affected by the sabotage, along with businesses and individual consumers,” said Telkom.

“Technicians were immediately dispatched to the sites where the fibre cables were cut and they have been working through the night to restore connectivity.”

Telkom said three cable breaks occurred, which were caused by the “targeted and considered action of a person or persons who knew where to go, how to access the fibre, and how to do the most damage”.

“This was sabotage.”

Telkom has reported the matter to the SAPS, and is offering a R250,000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of the perpetrators.

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