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Parts of Emfuleni Municipality without water after cable theft

Authorities say the electric cable used to pump water out to consumers was stolen on Saturday.

FILE: Emfuleni residents queue for water on 8 January 2018 amid water cuts in the municipality, which failed to honour its payment arrangement with Rand Water. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Residents in areas including Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Mogale City and parts of Soweto and Roodepoort are still without water on Monday morning due to cable theft.

Authorities say that the electric cable used to pump water out to consumers was stolen on Saturday.

The entire Emfuleni Municipality has been affected.

Rand Water's Justice Mohale says: “We hope by the end of this mess today, water will be restored. There are some processes that have to be followed. It will take about eight hours before their reservoirs can fill.”

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