Eskom said in a statement that it had decided not to provide the power to areas that have repeatedly interrupted due to line sabotage connections and meters that are bypassed with other connections.
Line connections cause power outages when illegal power drains are done, and Eskom workers are often chased out when repairs are needed.
Millions of rand’s power is illegally tapped into locations and squatter camps, and to date, the power supply has continued to supply the areas.
Observers say this is the first positive step the Eskom management has taken, but hopes that the power will not be further provided to municipalities that do not pay their accounts at Eskom in time.
The illegal tapping of power from the main supply wires causes sub-stations to burn out because they are overloaded.
-Vryburger / 2019-07-12
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