City Power, police probe outages

2013-09-07 19:20
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Johannesburg - Investigations continue to identify employees responsible for cutting the power supply around Johannesburg, City Power said on Saturday.

Spokesperson Sol Masolo said City Power was working with the police on local and national level.

"An investigation was continuing but no culprits have been identified," he said.

The power outages in large parts of Johannesburg since Thursday, have been blamed on sabotage, allegedly by workers who embarked on an unprotected strike on Wednesday.

The workers downed tools after City Power introduced a new shift system to reduce its increasing annual overtime bill.

Masolo said by noon on Saturday power had been restored to all areas in Johannesburg.

"Any remaining power interruptions are not the result of the illegal work stoppage," he said.

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