Power in Tshwane has been restored while some areas are experiencing issues. Image: Twitter: @tshwane_mayor

Tshwane power restored – some areas experiencing issues

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Power in Tshwane has been restored while some areas are experiencing issues. Image: Twitter: @tshwane_mayor

Power has been restored to all areas in Tshwane that were affected by the collapse of seven pylons on the N4 on Sunday.

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The city of Tshwane says despite the progress made, a few areas are experiencing network issues after power is switched back on. 

Spokesperson Selby Bokaba said that power has been restored at the Mamelodi 2 Substation. Some areas in the Hinterland Substation that include Ext 4, 5, 6, Vista View, Ikageng, Section 14, 15, Nellmaphius Ext 21 and 24, Phase 1, part of S&S and Mamelodi Ext 5 are still experiencing issues.

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“The Hinterland Substation has been severely vandalised. The team found two of its main feeder cables stolen. Power has also been restored to Ikageng and some parts of Mamelodi Gardens and Buffer Zone. Except for Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21.” 

Bokaba urged residents to use power sparingly to avoid possible trips that may take place during switching back. 

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Tshwane mayor, Cilliers Brink says criminal vandalism could be the reason for the collapse of the powerlines.

The site where seven pylons collapsed in Tshwane, along the N4. Image: MBB

“I have been informed by councillors that there have been several attempts over some time to steal the metal that forms part of the pylon structure, there possibility that this is in fact what happened last night,” said Brink. 

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Electricity Minister, Kgosientsho  Ramokgopa said that he will speak to his Police Minister, Bheki Cele about the protection of the infrastructure.

“I will discuss this with Minister Cele as I leave here. The city is doing everything possible to protect what they can within the limited resources that they have.”