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Joburg City Power on Wednesday said illegal connections have cost the city over R2 billion

JOHANNESBURG - Joburg City Power on Wednesday said that illicit associations had cost the city over R2 billion in lost income. 

The utility said that the cash might have been put once again into foundation and the city. 

This follows an activity to eliminate illicit link associations in Alexandra on Tuesday, where around 23 tons of aluminum and copper links worth an expected R27 million were taken out. 

The activity, upheld by the Joburg metro police, zeroed in on areas of interest that included River Park, and the casual settlements along London Road. 

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Illicit associations have introduced the greatest test to dependable power supply in the City of Johannesburg. 

In Alexandra, there are a few focal points of illicit associations, which cause successive blackouts in the municipality. 

City Power representative Isaac Mangena said that illicit connectors have likewise vandalized streetlamps in regions that included London Road and River Park. 

"In River Park alone, we have spent with regards to R2.5 million to supplant transmissions and transformers. It is important that our transmissions in that space have arrived at full limit and with each illicit association, it makes over-burdening of the organization." 

The force utility has pledged to keep on doing its part and eliminate illicit associations.

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