NOTICE: Mooikloof substation trip causes power outage in Mooikloof and surroundings

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The theft of medium voltage cables along Garsfontein Road has left some areas in the east of Pretoria without electricity on Tuesday.

The damage caused the circuit breakers in the Mooikloof substation to trip, thus causing an outage which affected Mooikloof and surrounding suburbs.

The city’s system operators and electricians are attending to the incident according to city spokesperson Lindela Mashigo.

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It is estimated that the power supply will be restored by 18h00.

Areas affected by the power outage are:

  • Zwavelpoort
  • Mooikloof
  • Woodlands Estates
  • Parkview
  • Pretoria East Hospital

Residents are advised to treat all power points as live at all times.

Residents can report power failures by texting the word “power” followed by your account number to 44676.

They can alternatively report power failures through the customer care call centre at 012 358 9999 (choose electricity option), visit www.tshwane.gov.za and follow the Report Power Failure link or visit various regional walk-in centres.

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Felicia Nkhwashu
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