Power surge result of theft

2014-06-13 00:00

THE power surge that knocked out businesses in Boshoff Street — destroying expensive machinery, computers, alarms and telephone systems — was caused by cable theft, the Msunduzi said yesterday.

Spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha said the neutral conductor had been stolen from the sub-station at the corner of Boshoff and Zeederburg streets. Electricians called by businesses when their equipment started exploding found double the load or up to 450 volts going through the cables.

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