Load shedding security concerns

Advisory – Load shedding security concerns

Apart from the great inconvenience to households, businesses and industry in general, loadshedding poses a serious security risk when an area is plunged into darkness. Some households and businesses rely on generators or solar power during this period, but the majority of house are left in virtual darkness.
We urge residents to be extra vigilant during night time load shedding and also urge some members of neighbourhood watches as well as rural safety groups to patrol their immediate areas with search lights in order to deter criminals. Utililize any lighting available ( torches, camping lights) to illuminate your residents.
Criminals have latched onto load shedding times at night and will no doubt exploit the situation.
Be safe and vigilant.
Romano vd Spuy
CPF Hartbeespoortdam.