Mangena said millions in revenue was being lost at Dainfern extensions, Dainfern proper and Dainfern Ridge. He said the main reason for the operation was to deal with overloading of the network and to recoup lost revenue caused by those stealing electricity.
The targeted areas have 1,098 customers.
At Dainfern Estate there were 204 overdue customers targeted in Wednesday’s operation, collectively owing City Power R13m.
“The highest single debt to one customer is R1.4m and the house was found with no meter, thus illegally connected,” said Mangena.
“At least 40 customers collectively owe City Power amounts between R100,000 and R1.4m.
City Power urged those who were cut off to settle their bills immediately or make a 10% down payment from the amount owing.