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City Power manages to restore electricity in some parts of Joburg City Centre

The power utility says it started restoring electricity supply on Saturday and will continue to work throughout the weekend until power is fully restored.

Johannesburg. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – City Power says it has managed to restore electricity in some parts of the Johannesburg City Centre which were affected by the power disruption.

The power utility says it started restoring electricity supply on Saturday and will continue to work throughout the weekend until power is fully restored.

Large parts of the City Centre have been without power since last weekend when copper thieves gained access to an underground tunnel and burnt cables before cutting kilometres of the metal.

The power utility says its technical team has been working throughout the night and it’s currently testing equipment and cables that have been installed.

Spokesperson Sol Masolo says, “Forty percent of the area that was affected by power interruptions has been switched back on. So we’ll continue to work through the day and night until the very last customer is switched back on.”