Power sabotage was ‘terrorism’ – Mazibuko
Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko, 06 February 2013, during the National Police day Celebrations in Johannesburg stadium. The actions of employees involved in turning off power at sub-stations around the city was equal to terrorism, Gauteng safety MEC Faith Mazibuko said on Friday. Mazibuko said the people behind the power disruptions had endangered people’s lives. City Power’s managing director Sicelo Xulu said it had realised that switches at a number of sub-stations had been tampered with.
It was believed that striking workers had sabotaged infrastructure, causing widespread blackouts, which affected traffic flow and some businesses’ operations. Power had been fully restored by noon to areas including Houghton and Melville by noon on Friday, but it was expected that other parts of Johannesburg could remain in the dark over the weekend, City Power said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CitizenSimilar Stories