Pietermaritzburg school hit by outages due to cable theft and vandalism

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Ward 33 councillor Suraya Reddy at the Woodburn substation, where a local business has replaced missing locks to secure the equipment inside.
Ward 33 councillor Suraya Reddy at the Woodburn substation, where a local business has replaced missing locks to secure the equipment inside.

A school and homes in the lower parts of the Pietermaritzburg CBD were left without power on Tuesday after another case of cable theft and vandalism.

Nizamia Islamic School, in Masukwana Street, has been struggling with power outages since last Friday.

School principal, Mohammed Saeed, said the outages come and go, which has disrupted teaching and learning.

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