Second-hand goods dealers barred

A second-hand goods dealer was nabbed with suspicious fibre-optic equipment in Strubens Valley. Photo: Supplied.

Second-hand goods street dealers have been shown that their suspicious services are not welcomed in the Strubens Valley area.

This after a proactive security company member confiscated fibre-optic equipment, which a man was selling to residents at a local shopping centre on 24 July. According to SRT security, the equipment was in a black plastic bag.

The police were called to investigate the matter.Cable theft has been the reason for the recent power outages affecting a large portion of Roodepoort. An aerial bundle conductor cable, which was stolen on 8 July, caused various street lights to malfunction.

The fire optic-equipment confiscated from a street dealer. Photo: Supplied.

This crisis also landed a City Power technician in hospital after a transformer exploded on 9 July while he was doing repairs.

Last month, a panel-beating business along Beyers Naudé Drive threatened to relocate after falling victim to power outages due to illegal connections. The owners’ argument was that they were losing a lot of business and had to waste money buying diesel while waiting for power to be restored.

In a statement, City Power spokesperson Hloni Motloung said the power utility was making encouraging progress to combat illegal connections and corruption. “To date, City Power has secured over 274 convictions. In the period October to December 2015, it has recovered over 24 tons of stolen cable,” he said. He also encouraged residents to report these matters to the authorities.

“We appeal to residents to report acts of criminality and illegal connections to their nearest police station or to call City Power anonymously on the toll-free number 0800 00 25 87,” he concluded.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at  (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister newspaper websites 

Roodepoort Record

Randfontein Herald

Krugersdorp News 

Get It Joburg West Magazine

Siso Naile

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


Recommended Story x
City Power amnesty deadline tomorrow

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)