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BAD NEWS For SOUTH AFRICANS Living In These Areas

Following the recent issue of load shedding, some residents in certain parts of South Africa should brace for the worst as the situation has taken an additional twist [Read for full details].

CAPE TOWN: For some residents of Khayelitsha, load shedding is not the only concern. Vandalism also affected Tembani, Bongweni, Quezi, Mandalay and Chris Hani at Site C, who shared a line.

These areas have been without power since 10pm Monday due to cable vandalism. Resident Khayalethu Khatshwa said when he arrived home last night he thought the power was out due to the discharge. He said when he woke up this morning there was still no electricity and he had to get ready for work.

In the WhatsApp community, residents expressed their disappointment over the vandalism.

One resident said he couldn't go to work because he couldn't open the garage and pick up his car because he had a remote control. Kyle Cookson, a spokesman for Western Cape Eskom, said their customers in parts of Khayelitsha have been without power since Monday night due to the theft and destruction of two medium-voltage cables on Swartklip Road.

Opinion

The relevant authorities should really give their 100 percent effort in apprehending these offenders. Eskom urged the public to report electricity theft such as illegal connections, electricity theft, counterfeiting, cable theft and infrastructure destruction. The public can report incidents by calling the free Eskom crime hotline 0800 11 27 22 or local police, and callers can remain anonymous.

Source: https://www.iol.co.za/weekend-argus/news/khayelitsha-residents-without-electricity-for-almost-10-hours-because-of-cable-theft-ce7bf1cd-73e8-4f2a-8b9a-efb85e8b3657.

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Bongweni Chris Hani Khayalethu Khatshwa Khayelitsha SOUTH AFRICANS

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