Silverton streetlights finally fixed

Hans Prinsloo next to the faulty streetlight outside his home. Photo: Mari Rheeder

Four streetlights in James Drive, Silverton have finally been fixed after being out of order for four months.

Resident Hans Prinsloo was extremely frustrated that the streetlights were not working.

Prinsloo said he had tried contacting the Tshwane metro numerous times, but to no avail.

He said he even approached metro workers working on other streetlights nearby for help.

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“The foreman made promises to come and have a look, but he never came.”

“This was two months ago.”

Prinsloo said the lack of light in the street also caused some security risks over the last four months.

Ward 87 councillor Freddie Pienaar said the metro was working on the street lights in region 5.

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The problem is, Ward 87 is divided into three regions.

The metro had a shortage of machines used to fix the lights high up. This caused a backlog issue.”

Spokesperson of the Tshwane Metro, Lindela Mashigo urged residents to report faulty streetlights.

Residents can report faulty streetlights streetlights@tshwane.gov.za or residents can the customer care on 012-358-9999 and select the customer care option.

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