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City Power: Staff traumatised after Soweto depot attack

One female security guard was assaulted with a brick during the incident, while two others were tied up.

This City Power vehicle was one of 15 at the Klipspruit depot in Soweto that were vandalised on 2 October 2019. Picture: @CityPowerJhb/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - City Power said its workers were left traumatised after one of its depots in Soweto was attacked.

One female security guard was assaulted with a brick during the incident, while two others were tied up.

The power utility said that the suspects, who were thought to have been part of a community protest over electricity, stormed into the depot near Nancefield train station on Wednesday night and allegedly assaulted the three security officials on site.

Fifteen cars were also vandalised and one Toyota Quantum was stolen.

City Power's Isaac Mangena: "We also have management from City Power on-site in Kliptown, Soweto where they are assessing the extent of the damage and how much much it will cost. This has also traumatised our staff members who were working at that depot."