Eskom has warned political parties not to attach election campaign posters to any of its infrastructure as it is gevaarlik.

Voters will go to the polls on August 3 to vote in the local government elections and campaigning is in full swing.

Eskom says the practice of placing election posters on street poles and mini-substations is dangerous and only authorised personnel are allowed to climb or work on these 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.”

The power supplier warns: “Should someone come into contact with electricity while attaching posters to electrical structures, you will be exposed to litigation, both from a criminal and civil liability point of view.”