[WATCH] Bedfordview & Ekurhuleni Residents Left in the Dark after Attempted Cable Theft

Bedfordview and Ekurhuleni residents have been left in the dark after an attempted cable theft that affected supply to the Bedfordview substation. 

Eskom says it has been working around the clock to locate the point where the cable theft occurred, assessing the extent of the damages caused and preparing for repairs. 

It says due to the extent of the damages caused by the attempted cable theft and vandalism of the electricity infrastructure it is estimated that supply could be restored within four to five days. 

Spokesperson Amanda Qithi says the incident has been reported to the police  for investigation.

“Eskom recently reported an increase in illegal electricity-related activities in Gauteng, and the power utility has intensified efforts to address the ongoing theft and vandalism of its electricity infrastructure. Partnering with communities and law enforcement agencies has shown results in the efforts being made, as perpetrators conducting electricity-related criminal acts were arrested recently.” 

Eskom has apologised for the inconvenience caused as it works on restoring supply to the affected substation.

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