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Kempton Park residents without power for almost a week

It was understood the outage was caused by an explosion at the Glen Marais substation due to cable theft.

Picture: Pixabay.com

JOHANNESBURG – By Friday morning, Kempton Park residents had been without electricity for almost a week.

It was understood the outage was caused by an explosion at the Glen Marais substation due to cable theft.

Officials had said power would be restored by Thursday night while residents said they wanted answers.

They said they have been in the dark for days, elderly people were struggling and they didn't even have hot water to bath.

The Ekurhuleni Municipality has been unavailable for comment on Friday morning.