Openserve has discovered an incident of cable theft in the Meredale area which is having a major effect on the surrounding communities. Businesses, ATMs and residents in Meredale are affected by this outage.
Over 188 customers, which feed through the local street distribution cabinets (SDC), are affected by this outage. Investigations have revealed that cables were cut and stolen. Openserve would like to ensure the affected communities and businesses that it has prioritised the replacement of these stolen or damaged cables.
The theft and damage has been reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and all relevant call centres are aware of the issue.
Openserve urges the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious acts.
If you have any information relating to vandalism, theft, fraud or sabotage please contact Telkom’s crime hotline on 0800 124 000.
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