City Power cuts off defaulting Dainfern residents

City Power is pulling the plug on some houses at an upmarket Dainfern estate, in northern Johannesburg. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Residents of a posh Johannesburg suburb got a shock on Wednesday morning.

Parts of areas in Dainfern had their electricity switched off, because of illegal connections, bridged meters and tampered meters.

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At least 204 properties owe the city R13-million in revenue.

City Power says some households haven't paid, while others have illegal power connections.