Today, the City Power officials are trying to assess the damage after a strong fire that occurred on Tuesday evening in Alexandra. The specialists are expected to decide whether the collapsed pylon should be repaired or replaced. Locals are trying to restore their homes while the city estimates that it will cost up to R5 million to replace the pylon.
The structure crashed down setting fire to over one hundred Alexandra shacks.
“The investigation will also look into whether the structure was weakened or possibly vandalized during the encroachment by the shacks around it, making it weak and susceptible to collapse. So this is part of the investigation,” a City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena points out.
Johannesburg emergency services are back on the scene on Wednesday morning.