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City Power says power in affected parts of CBD will be restored tonight

A certain area has been without electricity for over a week now after the theft of copper cables underground.

Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg City Power has assured businesses and residents in the CBD who still don't have electricity that they will have power by later on Tuesday afternoon or early evening.

A certain area has been without electricity for over a week now after the theft of copper cables underground.

City Power spokesperson Sol Masolo says they had a few problems after the theft.

“So it was difficult to get into the tunnels because of the heat and because of the toxic smoke. On day two when we went in we found that some of the cables in the tunnel were still burning. We then had to pull our guys out.”

WATCH: City Power: Cable repair & restoration underway