Limpopo Villagers Plunged into Darkness Because of Cable Theft –

A scourge of cable theft has left some residents with out energy for greater than ten months in Tauetsoala, in Steeiloop, Limpopo.

The suspected syndicate has been repeatedly stealing electrical cables that provide electrical energy from avenue poles to properties since December final yr.

Due to this, the villagers remained at the hours of darkness.

One of many residents, Lettie Makhura, left her six-room condominium and sought lodging at a relative’s home.

She says the darkness in her home places her life in peril.

“I haven’t got electrical energy in my home, it is darkish, it places my life in peril. Criminals broke into my home too as a result of it is all the time darkish. Eskom individuals do not care, after we inform them I am not the one one affected by cable theft right here on this village of Taueatsoala. About twelve households have been affected, however for the opposite 5 households, the cables have been changed by the contractor after they paid some charges.”

The electrical cable to Samuel Kwata’s home was additionally minimize in December final yr.

Kwata has now handed away, leaving his household to wrestle with funeral preparations in a spot with out energy.

Household spokesman Kgomotso Maela says: “We’ve an enormous, massive drawback with electrical energy. Eskom should assist us repair this electrical energy as a result of now most individuals are struggling. We are going to slaughter the cow. So, with out electrical energy, the cow has to (go) to the fridge, and now there is no such thing as a electrical energy…what is going to occur?”

Worrying cable theft

There’s a want for regulation enforcement companies to cooperate, particularly in nations the place the stolen cables come from South Africa.

That is in accordance with consultants who say all gamers must be focused as a result of the crime is transnational and entails a extremely structured community.

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