Alex power to cost over R5m

CITY Power will have to cough up more than R5million to fully restore power to Alexandra and Lombardy East.

CITY Power will have to cough up more than R5million to fully restore power to Alexandra and Lombardy East.

City Power spokesperson Louise Pieterse said yesterday that most residents should have been reconnected by yesterday but there had been delays due to rain.

Pieterse said about 15percent of power had still not been restored yesterday but should be completed by this morning.

Tension almost got to boiling point at the Alexandra substation on Sunday after residents were plunged into darkness following the destruction of a substation by fire on Saturday.

City Power managing director Silas Zimu had to cut short his leave to personally attend to repairs on Sunday.

Many residents gathered at the substation vowing not to leave until power was restored.

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