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Lenasia Residents Reconnected as Damaged Substation Repaired, Power Restored



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Lenasia residents can sigh relief as City Power has restored power following repairs to the Lunar substation damaged in an explosion. According to IOL, City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena confirmed the restoration on Sunday, ending a week-long outage since February 17. “Residents in Lenasia South, Finetown, Mountain View, and nearby areas now have their electricity back,” Mangena stated.

Earlier, efforts to restore power were hindered by tripping issues with the incomer, but these have been resolved. The restoration involved a concerted effort by City Power teams, who replaced equipment, installed cables, and conducted tests despite challenges and delays.

Also read: City Power Reports Lunar Substation Repairs ‘On Track

However, one distributor serving Magson Manor remains offline due to cable theft and vandalism, highlighting ongoing issues with infrastructure security. City Power urges communities to collaborate in combating such crimes, emphasising the impact on service delivery.

In a separate incident, a Johannesburg businessman was arrested for allegedly possessing a stolen City Power mini-substation, underscoring the persistent challenge of infrastructure theft and vandalism.


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City Power Expects Lunar Substation to Resume Operations on Wednesday

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