Telkom has increased its reward to R1 million for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of saboteurs targeting Telkom facilities and its infrastructure around the country.
“Since the commencement of the strike by members of the CWU almost five weeks ago, Telkom has experienced an increase in acts of sabotage on its network, especially in Gauteng, Limpopo, and the KZN province,” said Telkom.
“This has had a dire impact on our customers, whose services have been interrupted. Over 60 of our Street Distribution Cabinets have been damaged in the past few weeks and fibre and copper cables cut.”
Telkom said a number of investigations have already been launched into the acts of sabotage.
“Telkom expects to be able to announce a number of arrests shortly. However, we wish to call upon all members of the public and our own employees who have any information or may know the identity of these criminals to contact the Telkom crime reporting line on 0800 124 000 and become eligible for a cash award.”