Sizwe Mayisela slams petrol-bombing of Tasbet sub-station

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Sizwe Mayisela slams petrol-bombing of Tasbet sub-station
UNPLEASED: Emalahleni municipal manager Sizwe Mayisela says communities must safeguard municipal assets. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/MLM.

The sub-station was petrol-bombed in the early hours of Tuesday morning, cutting off power to large sections of the populous surbub.


KINGDOM MABUZA


Emalahleni municipal manager, Sizwe Mayisela, has spoken out against the petrol bombing of Mopani sub-station in the eMalahleni surbub of Tasbet Park.

The sub-station was petrol-bombed in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Mayisela pointed out that the burning of the sub-station would cost the municipality money which could have been channelled elsewhere.

Sizwe Mayisela slams petrol-bombing of Tasbet sub-station
The torched Mopani sub-station.

“Such acts take us backwards and are very costly to the Municipality,” he said.

The damage to the sub-station is estimated to be in the region of R600 000.

Part of the building, cables and panels were damaged.

Sizwe Mayisela slams petrol-bombing of Tasbet sub-station

Mopane sub-station is the main supplier of power to Duvha Park, Tasbet 2, Tasbet 3, and Uthingo Park.

Mayisela dispatched a high-powered team of electricians who managed to restore electricity supply less than 16 hours after the fire.

Mayisela appealed to members of the community to safeguard Municipal assets.

“Members of the community must look after these assets because in essence these are their properties.”

Sizwe Mayisela slams petrol-bombing of Tasbet sub-station
A petrol bomb found nearby the sub-station

“When there are grievances people should not resort to attacking municipal properties,” warned Mayisela.

A case has been opened with police.

*Mabuza works as communication officer for the Emalahleni municipality

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