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City Power working to restore power in Alexandra

The power utility says outages from Saturday night were as a result of an attempted cable theft that caused a cable fault.

FILE: The Alexandra township in Johannesburg. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - City Power says it hopes to have power restored to Alexandra by Sunday morning following an unplanned power interruption.

The power utility says outages from Saturday night were as a result of an attempted cable theft that caused a cable fault.

City Power says its engineers have been working overnight to fix the cable and restore electricity.

Spokesperson Sol Masolo said: “We had an attempted cable theft at a Vasco da Gama substation and because of that we have lost power in 1st Avenue to 16th Avenue in Alexandra and the areas west of Florence Maphoso street.”

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