Eskom rebuilds Soweto pylons


Johannesburg -

The electricity pylons that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, have been reconstructed, power utility Eskom said on Wednesday.

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456-an Eskom tower collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, due to the theft of structural components of the towers. 29.07.2014 Picture:Dumisani Dube

“The Eskom towers that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, on Sunday due to theft of structural components from the towers have been restored and load rotation has been lifted,” spokeswoman Reneiloe Semenya said in a statement.

The collapsed towers resulted in power cuts in areas including Meadowlands, Snake Park, Dobsonville Gardens, Bramfischerville, and Protea Glen.

“Electricity theft not only affects the integrity of our network, but interferes with activities of households and business operations,” Semenya said.

The damage was estimated at R2.5 million. - Sapa

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