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Cable theft causes power disruption at Museum Africa

The MMC for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Nonhlanhla Sifumba, would like to notify the residents of Johannesburg and prospective visitors that there is a power interruption at the Museum Africa.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the power interruption is a result of cable theft on the north end of the museum building.

We would like to assure the public and museum patrons that we are applying stringent measures to improve security in the perimeter of the museum, as well as to ensure that we prevent further damage to the City's infrastructure.

We would like to convey our sincere apologies to all visitors for the disruptions to the museum service. The museum will only be open for limited tours until the problem is resolved.

We have deployed a team to assess the full extent of the damage resulting from the cable theft and give us an indication of how long the repairs process will take. We will soon advise our patrons on when the full range of museum services will be restored.

We condemn these acts of sabotage that are causing costly damages to the City's infrastructure and interrupting our resolve to provide quality services to the residents of Johannesburg.

We would like to urge members of the community who have any information to use our anonymous tip-off line to report these acts so that we can ensure they face the full might of the law on the perpetrators.

Anonymous tip-offs can be made to the City of Joburg corruption line 0800 002 587 or residents can send an anonymous SMS to crime line at 32211 (SMS charged at R1).

Media Enquiries
Ayanda Radebe
Acting Media Liaison: Office of MMC Sifumba Community Development
T: 011 407 6549
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