Durban mayor: We're working on power problem

2014-12-27 15:01
James Nxumalo (The Witness)

James Nxumalo (The Witness)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Durban Mayor James Nxumalo said on Saturday that teams were working to restore power following electricity cuts that began in various areas on Christmas Day.

"We are very concerned about this situation and have asked officials to do what is necessary to prevent or limit the disruptions to the power supply," said Nxumalo in a statement.

"I am pleased that power has been restored to some areas and the teams are working on all the outstanding areas."

Nxumalo said that the electricity cuts and intermittent power supply were caused by "excessive heat... which caused medium voltage cable terminations to fail at our various substations".

He also apologised for delays at the electricity call centre, explaining that the high volume of calls created long waiting periods.

The municipality would investigate how it could improve its service in this regard.

"Bear with the City as it tries to resolve the situation," said Nxumalo.

Read more on:    james nxumalo  |  durban  |  electicity

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.