Multiple complaints streetlights in and around Pretoria North burning day and night has residents furious.
“Months and months, the street lights have been burning day in and day out,” Mike Jansen a resident in Willem Cruywagen Street told Rekord.
Jansen said he could not understand how the lights burned 24/7 yet residents were without power on a weekly basis.
He said every odd week residents sat without electricity for a hours on end.
“We were again without electricity today, yet the streetlights burn,” Jansen told Rekord on 5 August.
Jansen said he has contacted the municipality numerous times about the street lights burning day and night.
“’We are attending to it’, is all they say when I phone to complain about the street lights,” Jansen said.
Jansen says the area was without power often for more than three hours.
Another frustrated resident Hessie Parson from Theresapark also contacted Rekord about the street lights burning 24/7 while others don’t work at all.
“Please, can somebody tell me why the street lights cannot be switched off during the day, what is going on?”
Since May this year, Parson has laid a number of complaints about lights burning all day in some streets while in others it was completely dark as street lights were simply not repaired or replaced.
“I cannot believe that we experienced load shedding for long periods and now the lights are switched on day and night,” Parson wrote to the complaints department of the city of Tshwane.
Parson says the street lights in their street have still not been repaired since they first complained in May.
“I am aware of the street light problem. It is a problem throughout the whole of Tshwane,” councillor Marnette Sutherland said.
“I receive a lot of complaints about the street lights”.
Sutherland said the complaints were reported to the relevant departments and hopefully this would be resolved soon.
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