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Pam Cockcroft points at the new transformer, which is balanced on unstable bricks, in Taunton Road, Wembley.
Pam Cockcroft points at the new transformer, which is balanced on unstable bricks, in Taunton Road, Wembley.
Moeketsi Mamane

Taunton Road residents say Msunduzi Municipality’s electricity department has failed to ensure safe access to the city’s power grid, following an explosion and fire at a sub-station in August.

Kevin Cockcroft and his wife, Pam, who have lived in a house near the Wembley sub-station for the past 35 years, said the building exploded with such force that it blew doors across the road.

“If anyone had been anywhere near it that day they would have been killed,” Cockcroft said.

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