Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Residents can expect their electricity to be restored

By Chanel September
23 May 2007

The residents of Manenberg can expect to have their electricity supply up and running after the supply was disrupted by the theft and vandalism of an electrical cable and equipment.

The city of Cape Town assured residents that the electricity supply should be restored as many people have been without efficient electricity since Sunday.

“Repairs to the burgled substation are in progress and it will take time, but a mini sub-station has been installed as a temporary measure to ease the load in the area”, says Electricity head of distribution in the area, Hein Basoff.

“By late yesterday afternoon the necessary re-routing of electricity cables should have been completed”, says Boshoff.

It will cost the city close to a million rand to replace the stolen cable and to repair the damage. Some 1800 homes and business were affected by the theft.

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