Media Statement: Emfuleni Local Municipality launches investigation into fire at electricity offices in Vereeniging

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23 May 2018 - During the early hours of this morning, our municipal offices housing the electricity department of Emfuleni Local Municipality in Vereeniging were severely damaged by a fire.

Emergency services were at the scene to put out the flames and have since started probing the cause of the fire.

Working with other law enforcement agencies, officials and officers from our public safety cluster are at the scene, combing the damaged offices for clues.
Residents who may be trying to contact our electricity department to report electricity faults and outages may call this number: (016) 950-7750/51/52/53. The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

No casualties or fatalities that have occurred. While investigations are underway, the Executive Mayor, Members of the Mayoral Committee and the Senior Management Team of the municipality are pleading for patience from our residents while alternative arrangements are sought to ensure minimum disruption of services.

Issued by Emfuleni Local Municipality Communications Department
Stanley Gaba: Manager
Tel: 016 950 6481
Cell: 083 5017818


Our Vision: A developmental municipality that continuously improves the quality of life of its residents. Emfuleni Local Municipality (previously Lekoa) is one of three Local Municipalities comprising the Sedibeng District Municipality situated in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa.

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