Prestbury 4 - Day blackout over

2015-06-11 09:51
Electricity pylons in Beaufort West. Nersa is holding public hearings on Eskom's proposed revenue price determination. (Picture: Chris Kirchhoff/MCSA)

Electricity pylons in Beaufort West. Nersa is holding public hearings on Eskom's proposed revenue price determination. (Picture: Chris Kirchhoff/MCSA)

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ELECTRICITY has returned to all houses in Prestbury after a four-day outage left residents outraged.

Beverley Road resident Selwyn Clark said his electricity returned at around 6.30 pm on Tuesday evening.

“I made one last, desperate call to the municipality at around 1 pm and I just left it in their hands after that. Thank God the lights returned because we couldn’t go one more night without electricity,” said Clark.

Garden Road resident Senzo Khanyile said his electricity returned late on Tuesday night.

“We were going to stay with a friend since all our food had gone bad and we didn’t know when the electricity would return … we hope we are not left in the dark again …” said Khanyile.

Most residents in Gardens, Beverley and Gibson roads said their electricity returned after 6 pm.

More than 20 Prestbury families were left without electricity from the early hours of Saturday morning following a “cable fault” in the area.

Yesterday, The Witness reported that residents had lost thousands of rands worth of frozen and refrigerated food which went bad

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