Residents want action after third attempt to steal power cables

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Electricity cables on the Ohrtmann Road bridge have been left exposed to the elements, following another case of vandalism and attempted theft. Municipal officials have not yet replaced the paving slabs removed by the thieves, who were looking for copper cables.
Electricity cables on the Ohrtmann Road bridge have been left exposed to the elements, following another case of vandalism and attempted theft. Municipal officials have not yet replaced the paving slabs removed by the thieves, who were looking for copper cables.

Fed-up residents want security in the lower parts of the central business district improved. This after copper cables in Ohrtmann Road were targeted three times in seven days.

Msunduzi Municipality has spent R120 000 replacing the stolen and vandalised copper cables, according to Vusumuzi Cele, the general manager for infrastructure services.

A total of R91 000 was spent on materials, R8 000 on internal labour costs and R21 000 on contractor fees.

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