Eskom warns political parties not to put posters on street poles

Eskom on Monday warned political parties not to attach election campaign posters to any of its infrastructure, including street poles and mini-sub-stations, as it was physically dangerous.
Eskom said the practice of placing election posters on street poles and mini-substations was dangerous and only authorized personnel were allowed to climb or work on these structures.
“Eskom would like to remind all political parties of the dangers associated with putting up election posters on electrical structures. These structures are carrying live electrical equipment and conductors,” Eskom said in a statement.
“When someone gets close to them or touches them it may result in a flash-over or electrical contact. This can cause serious injuries or even be fatal.”
Eskom said it cared about the safety of the public and therefore asked campaigners to refrain from attaching posters to electrical structures to avoid injury and loss of lives.


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