Power cut: cable thieves to blame

2009-05-21 00:00

RESIDENTS in Woodlands, Eastwood, Panorama, Sobantu, Glenwood, Bishopstowe and Willowfontein Road remained in darkness on Tuesday as the electricity department worked around the clock to identify the cause of Monday’s blackout.

Deputy municipal manager for infrastructure, services and facilities Phil Mashoko said staff had great difficulty in finding the cause of the problem, but once they discovered that thieves had stolen an 80- metre cable, they were able to restore power by around 10.30 pm on Tuesday. — WR.

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