Mom, 4 kids, evicted from transformer substation by City of Joburg

Mom, 4 kids, evicted from transformer substation by City of Joburg

- A mother and her four children were found living in a transformer substation in Randburg, Johannesburg

- The City of Johannesburg had to remove the family from the premises and it is unclear how long they had been living there

- Mzansi social media users were shocked that an entire family was living in such a dangerous place

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Life is not easy and sometimes people are forced to resort to extreme measures to survive. A mother and her four children were found living in a transformer substation and had to be removed by the City of Johannesburg.

It is currently not clear how long the family had been staying in the substation but the family was living in a very dangerous high voltage chamber in Randburg, Johannesburg.

On Monday, officials found a bed, clothes, stove and a fridge in the makeshift home. The Social Development Department is currently helping the family by looking for an alternative shelter.

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Mom, 4 kids, evicted from Transformer substation by City of Joburg
A mom and her 4 kids were evicted from a transformer substation by the City of Johannesburg. Source: @ewnreporter
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Social media users reacted to the information and many were shocked that people had been living in a transformer substation:

@Eli64097113 commented: "This tells me that there was never any maintenance work done on that substation for all the time the family had been occupying it."
@Lindo__Zulu said: "A woman with 4 kids, man. Idk about anyone else but I think this really reflects poorly on this woman. I literally don't care about anything else. You can't put 4 kids like that in such danger."
@ndlovu_sheila said: "That's way too risky! Input voltages can be around 132 000 volts. Was the woman in her right state of mind? Housing is a problem in SA but staying inside a substation is not a solution either. African women, let's stop being baby making machines before we are financially stable."

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a woman left R112 million to her neighbours. A German lady, Renate Wedel, who sadly passed away in December 2019 at the age of 81, left a huge inheritance for her neighbours.

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Renate, who lived with her late husband, Alfred Wedel, in Waldsolms, central Germany since 1975 left her unsuspecting community property and a stock portfolio worth $7.5 million (R112 million), according to CNN.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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