Copper cables stolen in Cimbebasia
07 Jan 2018 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JAN (NAMPA) Telecom Namibia has expressed concern over increasing copper cable thefts in Windhoek.
In a media statement issued Sunday, Telecom Namibias Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Oiva Angula said a 1000 pair copper cable was stolen in Cimbebasia on Friday, disrupting voice and data services in the area.
Angula said the cable was stolen at the corner of Mataman and Arimas streets. The thieves broke the locks of two manholes to gain access to the cable. Between 500 and 800 business and residential customers were affected by the theft.
Telecom Namibia has commenced the restoration process and services will progressively be fixed during the course of this week, he stated.
Telecom Namibia also said that it is doing everything it can to curb any further copper cable theft and appealed to residents in the area to be on alert and report any suspicious activity.