Cable theft causes Joburg power outage

2013-10-05 14:47

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Johannesburg - Some Johannesburg suburbs were plunged into darkness when cables were stolen from the Houtkoppen substation, City Power said on Saturday.

"Eskom protection cables were stolen on transformer one and two at the same substation and it resulted in power loss affecting the areas," Sol Masolo said.

"City Power and Eskom technicians are currently on site attending to the restoration of power."

The affected areas are Bloubosrand, Maroelasdal, Johannesburg North, Jukskei Park, Riverbend, Kya Sand and part of Northriding.

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