City Power amnesty deadline today

Residents have until 30 June to apply for City Power’s amnesty.

The power utility is giving amnesty to customers whose meters are tampered with. The amnesty is not for unsettled accounts, but for the normalisation of tampered with meters.

Customers who suspect they have tampered with meters and have not registered them can head to City Power’s head office at 40 Heronmere Road Reuven, Booysens or to their nearest customer service centre where the meters can be registered.

City Power spokesperson, Virgil James, had earlier on in May announced to customers to register meters that had been tampered with.

“[After registration] City Power technicians will then come out to normalise the meter free of charge.”

To register for amnesty customers must bring the following documents:

  • City of Johannesburg rates and taxes statement not older than three months
  • Copy of green bar-coded identity document
  • Stand number
  • Meter number.

James said that tampering with meters constitutes fraud and may result in criminal charges. “Customers will be held liable and no mercy shown to those found to have tampered with their meters after 30 June, when the amnesty period ends. This is clearly an opportunity not to be missed.

“Meter tampering is constituted by any action resulting in the breaking of a seal, the opening, adjustment or removal of a meter, bypassing a meter, opening of a meter box or interfering with the meter or municipal wiring, piping or other installations in any manner.”

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