Call to probe Cape Town fire incident

cape town intBy DION HENRICK in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, has been asked to investigate the cause of the fire that disrupted services at the Cape Town International Airport on Tuesday.

The fire broke out at a at a power sub-station near the airport.

Lennit Max, Democratic Alliance Western Cape Spokesperson on Transport and Public Works, said the party was concerned with the lack of maintenance by Eskom in the Western Cape.

“Three weeks ago on the 6 October 2015, it was reported in Die Burger that a delay in up-grading the Philippi distribution station could lead to a black out of the entire Cape Flats area, affecting thousands of people,” Max said.

“Today is a reminder of what postponing necessary maintenance can cause.The economic impact of the power outage in parts of the Cape Town International airport will be quite significant as we also understand that surrounding areas have also been affected by the power outage.”

The incident, Max said, further reiterated the incompetence of the government- led parastatal.

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