Eskom withdraws services from Sebokeng

Eskom withdraws services from Sebokeng

Power utility Eskom has temporarily withdrawn its services from Sebokeng zone 7 on Gauteng’s West Rand. 

Eskom Sebokeng

The decision follows an incident where Eskom employees were allegedly prevented from removing an illegally installed transformer by some members of the community on Sunday.  


Eskom’s Daphne Mokwena says five poles carrying power supply cables have been vandalised.


“These are currently on the ground and posing a safety risk to the public.” 

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Eskom says services in the area will resume when the power utility deems it safe for its employees to work in the area. 


“The safety of Eskom employees remains a major concern at this stage, and the matter has been reported to the police for further investigation,” adds Mokwena. 


Last week, Eskom withdrew its services from Orlando East, Soweto where its employees were also violently attacked and property damaged as they were operating in the area.

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