Msunduzi Municipality losing battle against electricity vandals

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Msunduzi is losing the battle against vandals who are stripping electricity infrastructure and even digging up cables.

This adds yet another woe to residents whose power is cut intermittently due to infrastructure repairs, and who were told by Eskom on Thursday to expect stage 2 loadshedding until Sunday.

In the latest incident of thievery, which happened on Wednesday evening at the Bisley Nature Reserve, the vandals opened the 11 kV links to switch off the pole-mounted transformer before cutting the cables that they were after. This left residents in Bowler, Long, Gilbert and Kidwell roads without electricity for most of Thursday.

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