Four thieves have been detained by City power security personnel for stealing a mini substation in Roodepoort on Friday. They were caught red handed, at the Albertina Sisulu drive while uprooting the mini substation box. City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said that the men were detained on site, while verifying their identities they were found to be foreigners. They did not have any job card or permits. They said they work for one of the contractor employed by the depot.
Mangena said there is an internal investigation pending along with the police.
This took place right after a substation worth R500 000 was stolen outside a school in the same area some a week ago. it was stolen a day after it was installed by City Power.
When journalists visited the area, there was no power and electricians were found busy on site attending to this matter.
Here's a Tweet by City Power concerning the theft:
Four men caught stealing mini substation in Roodepoort, says City Power https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/four-men-caught-stealing-mini-substation-in-roodepoort-says-city-power-20210903
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