City Power losing billions due to theft, vandalism
City Power mentioned that it is losing billions as a result of theft and vandalism of equipment.
Johannesburg residents have witnessed several power cuts, as a result of planned and unplanned outages.
“We are losing about R2-billion annually, which will include vandalism and infrastructure“, says City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena.
The utility also mentioned that it cannot rule out the possibility that thefts and vandalism are being carried out by former workers.
According to City Power:
“Planned cuts are for maintenance and upgrades – while unplanned cuts are the results of vandalism, theft or bad weather.”
At any time of the week, areas in Johannesburg are affected by electricity cuts.
City Power mentioned that it has enlisted private security companies to render help.
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