Cape Town’s residents have been advised to ensure they have enough pre-paid electricity to tide them over between January 20-21, as the City’s Energy and Climate Change Directorate has warned maintenance work will affect the loading of electricity.

According to a statement, the prepaid electricity vending system will be offline between Monday, January 20 at 10pm and 4am on Tuesday, January 21. “City of Cape Town customers will not be able to purchase electricity during this time,” it said. “Please ensure that you have enough units in your meter to tide you through this period.”

“The City apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks residents for their cooperation and understanding during this period,” said the City’s Mayco Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti.

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