11.12.2019 06:51 pm
‘We will not hesitate to withdraw our teams completely should we feel they are not safe and the threats like last night continue,’ City Power CEO Lerato Setshedi said.
City Power has appealed to communities for patience and cooperation during its work to repair faults and restore power after load shedding.
Nine-year-old Siyabonga Scheepers was apparently shooting birds with a sling with his friends when he stood barefoot on an illegal electrical line.
The setback will put additional pressure on the N2, with the M4 reparations only expected to be completed in the new year.
The whole town experienced a blackout on Monday afternoon as members of the fire brigade rushed to stifle the source of the fire at the Gholfsig substation.
Informal settlements along the N12 were also reportedly underwater and large parts of Potchefstroom had no electricity on Sunday.
The Klein Olifants River is flooding a low-water bridge on the N11, making it impossible for vehicles to cross.
According to residents, the fire was started by a man who was robbed by a prostitute.
The animal welfare organisation thanked the person who took the time to call and alert it.
The 53-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he is recuperating.
An eyewitness says the dogs were not attacking anybody or behaving aggressively when they were allegedly fatally shot.
Police are not yet sure how the children died or if it is related to the meal they shared and are waiting for post mortem results to confirm the cause of death.
Paramedics found the unresponsive girl lying on a bed with a suicide note and tablets found next to her.
The municipality, which owes Eskom R235,621,979, will have lights on this Christmas, but its future power supply remains uncertain.
This means the biggest city in South Africa will once again be governed by the ruling party.
The car wash was supposed to have been used by government officials, the taxi industry, and local motorists at an affordable price, but has since been stripped by vandals and thieves.