Ekurhuleni’s Energy Department says Kempton Park residents must wait until Tuesday to have the lights back on.
“We had a cable theft of the cables that come from this substation which resulted in a fault.” said Mike Wilson from the Department.
“The panel caught fire. Fire department responded, but unfortunately once the oil started burning, we lost all 25 panels from this substation”
Ekurhuleni’s energy department is estimating power to be restored on Tuesday evening after an explosion caused by cable theft at a substation in Glen Marais, plunged the area into darkness.
Although work is being done to restore power, some residents will have to wait longer than expected.
Areas still in the dark are Norkem Park, parts of Birchleigh, Allen Grove and Glen Marais.