Slovoville street lights un­der re­pair

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - Anna Cox

CITY Power has started work on site in Slovoville to en­sure all the street lights are re­paired.

And this time, the en­tity is re­plac­ing all the old ca­bles which keep get­ting stolen, with new ca­bles that have no value on the black mar­ket.

The ward’s pro­por­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tive coun­cil­lor Bot­sh­elo Moloisane said he had con­ducted an over­sight visit to as­sess the street light sit­u­a­tion. He was ac­com­pa­nied by City Power con­trac­tors.

“To­gether we dis­cov­ered that ca­ble theft is the ac­tual cause of the street lights not work­ing. The ca­bles were stolen from inside the poles.

“The main roads of Slovoville are now be­ing pri­ori­tised for street light re­pairs in a con­certed ef­fort to re­duce crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties in the area. The City of Joburg will con­tinue to work closely with City Power to en­sure that re­pairs are car­ried out with urgency,” Moloisane said.

He en­cour­aged res­i­dents to sup­port the ef­forts to build a safer and bet­ter Slovoville com­mu­nity by re­port­ing ca­ble theft.

The tip-off line for City Power is 0800 00 32 51. –

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