Eskom rebuilds collapsed pylons

Johannesburg - The electricity pylons that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, have been reconstructed, power utility Eskom said on Wednesday.

"The Eskom towers that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, on Sunday due to theft of structural components from the towers have been restored and load rotation has been lifted," spokesperson Reneiloe Semenya said.

The collapsed towers resulted in power cuts in areas including Meadowlands, Snake Park, Dobsonville Gardens, Braamfischerville, and Protea Glen.

"Electricity theft not only affects the integrity of our network, but interferes with activities of households and business operations," Semenya said.

The damage was estimated at R2.5m.

Searcher SA 2014-07-31 08:04:30 AM
Why rebuild them so fast? Take a couple of months next time and I can assure you the theft will be less.
Billy Andrew Croucamp 2014-07-31 08:12:57 AM
when is this lawlessness going to stop ???
Sean O'Donnell 2014-07-31 08:15:00 AM
Again, treating the symptom and not the cause - shoot cable and metal thieves on sight, Oh and Rhino poachers too. If it does not solve the problem, i will apologise and eat humble pie.
Frank Talk 2014-07-31 09:53:13 AM
Israelis punishing our economy for supporting Palestine. Sabotage.
Angela Salloway 2014-07-31 10:39:22 AM
Someone knows who these theives are and are keeping quiet, so they are just as bad as the theives, also who is buying this metal? they should be prosecuted. The quiet ones deserve to be without electricity, for they are helping Eskom to put in place these large increases.
Mthamiz Sjongo 2014-07-31 04:02:04 PM
Taxpayers money
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