Eskom working to restore power in parts of Soweto

Eskom working to restore power in parts of Soweto

Eskom says it is aware of power outages affecting some parts of Soweto, south of Johannesburg.

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Thousands of residents in parts of Pimville, Jabavu, Mofolo and Klipspruit woke up to no electricity due to the outages.

The power utility says illegal connections are to blame for the continuous outages.

Eskom Gauteng spokesperson Amanda Qithi says technicians have been dispatched to the area.

Eskom is aware of outages that are currently affecting parts Soweto, our technicians are on side working to restore supply the cause of the continuous outages is due to network overload which is cost by illegal connections and vandalism into our infrastructure.

“We appeal to members of the public to use electricity responsibly and to refrain from illegal connections and operating on the Eskom network, bypassing of meters, tampering and vandalising the electricity infrastructure to avoid supply interruption,” says Qithi.

Qithi says blocked roads in various areas also delay the technicians’ efforts to restore supply sooner.

South Africans are already dealing with continuous load shedding, which is expected to last until at least Friday.

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