No action for falling streetlight poles and power lines in Bryanston

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 Gugu Zwane

By Gugu Zwane,  Caxton Publishers.

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BRYANSTON – According to Ward 103 councillor, Vincent Earp, who has been trying, along with residents living along Pont Road in Bryanston, to get City Power and other authorities to attend to streetlight poles which seem about to fall over and power lines which cause hazardous situations.

 

“Sad to say that nothing has been done,” Earp said.

“Who do we blame if there is a fatality? City Power has done nothing to rectify the situation despite an e-mail requesting urgent assistance. It appears as if they are waiting for a disaster to occur before they react. We need a proactive City Power, not a reactive City Power.”

Local resident, Heather Fannin said she and other residents have been trying to get City Power to attend to the matter.

“It has taken months of calls by a number of folk and still we have the problem,” Fannin added.

“The trees are now holding the lines up. The lines touching the trees and each other cause power surges and outages regularly. Must someone be injured by falling lines before we get action?”

Yumna Sheik, spokesperson for City Power said she has delegated someone to escalate the matter to the relevant area manager and will provide feedback in due course.

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 Gugu Zwane

Gugu Zwane  

Caxton Publishers.

I am a Sandton Chronicle journalist and I strive to be a leading voice in maximising human potential through my work. I am interested in social development, lifestyle and telling the stories of ordinary, but influential individuals. I write because this is my most sincere and effective means of communication which allows me to connect with a number of readers from various communities and backgrounds. I have taken full advantage of my position at Caxton with the aim of using this platform to write the stories of people the best way I know how, and to shape and influence the world with my words.

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