City Power says it will gradually restore power to most parts of Alexandra on Saturday following an explosion at its Vasco Da Gama substation.
Large parts of the township were plunged into darkness when criminals attempted to steal copper cables before the station tripped and exploded earlier this week, leaving residents without power for at least four days.
City Power’s Isaac Mangena says the repair work has been delayed due to the extent of the damaged caused by the fire.
“Gradual restoration of electricity has started in the area. We apologize to the residents of Alexandra. This was due to the damage and the repairs that had to be done.”
Mangena says residents need to be vigilant and report cable theft in June alone, four sub-stations in the high-density township exploded, risking the lives of residents who lived in clustered informal houses.
“We appeal to the community and ask them to help us by guarding their own infrastructure to prevent the theft of cables.”
In other news – Somizi in trouble, warrant of arrest issued
A warrant of arrest has been issued for Somizi Mhlongo after he failed to appear at the Randburg Magistrate Court where he was due to appear today.
Somizi was supposed to appear for the contravention of the disaster management act case, which was postponed, again. The socialite will stand in front of the Randburg Magistrate again on July 23. continue reading