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citypowerNews24 reports that a City Power technician, who was hijacked and kidnapped in Lenasia Ext. 4, south of Johannesburg on Wednesday, has been found.

The technician was one of three employees who had responded to a call. City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena advised that the police were continuing their search for the Toyota Hilux bakkie in which the employees had been driving, as well as for the unknown armed attackers. He added that psychosocial support was being provided to the victims of the hijacking. City Power CEO Tshifularo Mashava expressed his outrage at the kidnapping. According to Mangena, the utility had conducted a safety assessment about whether to deploy its employees in the area, but with about 2,000 outages on average daily, it was difficult to make sure that each of these had a Joburg Metro Police Department JMPD escort. He added that the utility could withdraw services in unsafe neighbourhoods.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Cebelihle Bhengu at News24
  • Read too, ‘We are outraged,’ says City Power CEO says after technician kidnapped in Lenasia South, at The Citizen

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