Copper theft is still rife
PLETTENBERG BAY - The Bitou Municipality has called on the community to join the fight against cable theft after cables were stolen at the Kwanokuthula substation recently.
The Bitou electrical department reported that personnel had noticed signs of cable theft at the substation on Friday 20 August.
"This is very serious and dangerous. This can lead to serious damage to infrastructure if a fault occurs. It can also result in unnecessary power failures. It is also a risk to human life," the Bitou communications team said in a statement. They urged the local community to work hand in hand with the municipality and law enforcement agencies to end this crime, saying cable theft should not be tolerated.
Cable theft and any signs of electrical tampering can be reported to Bitou Customer Care by phoning 044 501 3174/5 or via e-mail at customercare@ plett.gov.za.