Cable fault: Sweetwaters, Hilton in dark

2011-12-06 00:00

HILTON and Sweetwaters were in the dark yesterday evening due to a fault at the sub-station supplying the areas.

Msunduzi electricity call centre agent Thanda Sibisi did not know how long it would take for electricians to fix the problem, but said the fault was being attended to.

A source in the electricity department, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said power would be restored sooner in Hilton than in Sweetwaters.

“The faulty cable feeds the top end of Sweetwaters and it has been causing the blackouts for some time now.

“Whenever we report the cable to the municipality we are told that there are no funds to replace it,” said the source. “Hilton will get the lights back this evening, but I can’t say the same for the other area.”

The source said that last Monday the area had a blackout for more than 24 hours, the cause being the same cable.

Msunduzi municipal spokesperson Brian Zuma could not be reached for comment as his cellphone was on voicemail yesterday evening. — WR.

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