City urges residents – report cable theft

The ongoing theft of cables affects the city economy and individuals alike, Tshwane metro has said.

Urging residents to report cable theft incidents, the city said vandals and thieves appeared set on stealing copper from substations to sell to scrap metal dealers impacting negatively on Tshwane’s economy.

“This causes severe damage – not only to the municipal equipment – but also appliances in affected households and businesses as a result of power surges.

“Businesses are left without power and people are delayed from reaching their jobs.”

The metro said the repair costs ran into millions of rands yearly.

ALSO READ: How cable theft cripples Centurion

“These are funds that could be better spent improving service delivery.”

The city said although policing was a national competency, residents should work together to ensure crime-related power supply interruptions were curbed.

“We are always grateful for any information received from the public. They are our eyes and ears. They must come forward with any information so we could take action immediately. Theft can be reported on 012-358-7095/6,” said the metro.

 

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to [email protected] or phone us on 083 625 4114.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram

 

  AUTHOR
Keitumetse Maako

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Next Story x
Centurion student’s rented house burns down