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City Powers hopes to restore power to affected JHB CBD parts in 48hrs

Large parts of the city centre have been without power since last weekend when copper thieves gained access to an underground tunnel, burning cables and cutting meters of metal.

Picture: City Power

JOHANNESBURG - City Power says it will continue to do everything possible to restore electricity in the Johannesburg CBD after cable theft plunged businesses and residents there into darkness.

Large parts of the city centre have been without power since last weekend when copper thieves gained access to an underground tunnel, burning cables and cutting meters of metal.

The entity's Sol Masolo says they are in the process of restoring all damaged and stolen cables and hope to have the power returned in the next 48 hours.

He says the city is aware of the losses suffered as a result.

“What we’re doing now is to continue with the process to repair and replace all the stolen cables and the damaged cables. We are aware that this power interruption has affected a lot of customers, particularity the business customers.”