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Electricity cut at city post office due to non-payment

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The Kimberley post office building in the CBD has been without electricity since Thursday last week after the power supply was cut off due to non-payment.

The post office in the CBD is closed. Picture: Soraya Crowie

THE KIMBERLEY post office building in the CBD has been without electricity since Thursday last week after the power supply was cut off due to non-payment.

It is believed that the post office has been in arrears for months and has been ignoring notices from the landlord to pay up.

Apparently, the workers in the mail sorting department, at the back of the building, only work for the first part of the day and knock off at lunchtime due to there being no light.

According to a source, it is nearly impossible to work as they have to use their phones as flashlights in order to see where they are walking.

Apparently, their generator, which is supposed to be used as back-up for the whole building, was also disconnected.

The SA Post Office said it is in negotiations with the landlord to restore services as soon as possible.

Post Office spokesperson Johan Kruger apologised to customers for the inconvenience and requested them to make use of the Hadison Park post office.

“Customers who normally use the Kimberley main post office have to use the Hadison Park post office. The Hadison Park post office is less than 2km away and has ample parking. The items that customers have to collect have been moved to Hadison Park,” said Kruger.

“The mail sorting was reorganised so that it can be done at other SA Post Office branches in Kimberley.”

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