Strike vandalism: Telkom box set alight

2009-08-06 00:00

RESIDENTS in the Prestbury area will not be able to use their landlines for the next few days after vandals deliberately set a Telkom distribution box alight yesterday morning.

The box, which is situated on the corner of Milliken and Morcom roads, may have been set alight by striking Telkom workers, said sources.

A resident who spoke to The Witness on condition of anonymity said he was surprised when he tried to use his landline yesterday and there was no dial tone. He said that when he called his friends on his cellphone they said their landlines were also dead.

The resident said that when he drove past the box he saw Telkom technicians inspecting the box. “They said someone deliberately set the box alight and it would take a few days for the problem to be sorted out,” he added.

 

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