13 March 2015
For immediate release

The cable supplying electricity to oThongathi Mill and Water Works was stolen in the late hours of Tuesday night, 10/03/15. This disrupted the supply of water to eight water reservoirs in the oThongathi area. The Municipality immediately dispatched water tankers to the affected areas.

The stolen cable has been replaced and the oThongathi Water Works has been operating as from this morning, (Friday, 13/03/15). The process of refilling affected reservoirs is currently in progress. Water supply should be restored to all areas within 24 to 48 hours, most of them by this afternoon.

The Municipality apologises for the inconvenience caused.


Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 or 082 731 7456 or email: thabo1.mofokeng@durban.gov.za or Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za