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Skip Navigation LinksPublic Notice - CABLE THEFT AFFECTS SUPPLY IN THE CITY AREA - 30 October 2020

Polokwane Municipality is attending to power failure coming from Van Zyl Slabbert street affecting other areas including Marshall, Hoog, Oost, Webster and Suid streets. 

This due to cable theft at number 70 Van Zyl Slabbert street. Power supply shall be restored once the electrical team has fixed the line within estimated four (4) hours from time of publication of this notice. In the meantime, all electrical wiring at the affected areas should be considered to be live to avoid injury and all electrical appliances be switched off to avoid damage when electricity supply is restored. 

Theft and vandalism of municipal infrastructure impact negatively on normal lives of the communities and their safety and security. Members of the community are urged to be vigilant over their service infrastructure. 

Those with information that can lead to the arrest of the perpetrators, are advised to report to police as cable is a criminal offence punishable by law: 

  • ​Police: 0860 010 111 
  • Polokwane Municipality’s electrical helpline: 015 023 5490 / 5705 
  • ​Eskom: 015 299 0700 / 0860 037 566 

The municipality apologises for the inconvenience caused and will do everything possible to ensure the damage is repaired and electricity restored.


Issued by Communications and Marketing Unit​​