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Prolonged power cut causes chaos in central Joburg

7 September 2017 2:09 PM
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City Power
Cable theft
Joburg power outage
Businesses and residents have been without power since the weekend due to copper cable theft.

Businesses and locals are contending with a major power outage after copper thieves made off with kilometres of cable at the weekend.

The area has been plunged into darkness and will only likely have power restored this coming weekend.

Inner City Gazette owner and editor Moses Moyo says his publication hasn’t been able to operate as a result.

For the past four days, we haven’t been able to work. Our servers are down and our systems are down. For the first time in eight years, we will not be able to go to print.

Moses Moyo, 'inner City Gazette' owner and editor

He says they will make claims against City Power and the City of Johannesburg once the issue is resolved.

The cellphone towers have also gone off in the area.

Moses Moyo, 'inner City Gazette' owner and editor

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This article first appeared on 702 : Prolonged power cut causes chaos in central Joburg


7 September 2017 2:09 PM
Tags:
City Power
Cable theft
Joburg power outage

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