Community tackles cable theft

2018-11-29 06:01
PHOTO: SuppliedIllegal connection cables that were removed by AfriForum.

PHOTO: SuppliedIllegal connection cables that were removed by AfriForum.

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The AfriForum branch in Margate recently saw to it that illegal electrical connections at a supply near the Mashinenge informal settlement were removed. This came after AfriForum’s neighbourhood watch received information about electricity being stolen from the informal settlement. Key role players worked together to remove the cables.

“Illegal electrical connections claim numerous lives annually and we are grateful that the SAPS, other security institutions, and Eskom could work so effectively together with our neighbourhood watch,” said Wessel Pretorius, Safety Representative of the AfriForum Margate branch.

“Teamwork such as this confirms the effectiveness and necessity of a local neighbourhood watch and we encourage the community to join us,” added Adolf Oosthuizen, the group’s Chairperson.

Support AfriForum to help your community. SMS “Margate” to 45267 (SMS costs R1).

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