The Rustenburg Local Municipality had on Thursday, 7th June 2018, carried out a joint operation with the South African Police Service (SAPS) in efforts to curbing illegal electricity connections rampant in Sondela area to reduce the overloading on the power network.
Sondela (Ward 37) settlement has been experiencing electricity outages, at least in the past four weeks due to illegal connections in the area leading to network overload. The municipality’s technical team has since been on site trying to resolve the problem only to notice that each time the power is restored, it would last for less than two hours caused by continuous illegal connections.
The municipality has incurred costs already replacing damaged components of the network in the area.
We encourage residents to report illegal connections so that those responsible could face the full might of the law, as electricity theft becomes much higher in the winter season.
For further enquiries contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.