Cable theft and weather to blame for outages

City Power has attributed cable theft and stormy weather conditions to the increased number of power outages in Johannesburg.

Spokesperson, Isaac Mangena, says issues such as vandalism, sub-stations not functioning at their optimum and the long response time with fixing outages is one of the challenges they are facing.

Mangena says they are working with the police and community law enforcements groups to curb the rampant scourge of cable theft.