Massive power outage after substation burns

It is not clear how long the power will be out after a substation in rural Krugersdorp burnt down. Photo: Submitted.

Mogale City Local Municipality has released the following statement regarding this afternoon’s sudden power outage which was caused by a fire at a substation in the Kagiso area.

“Eskom has lost a busbar which has affected power supply to Mogale City, Randfontein and parts of City of Joburg. The team is investigating the matter and will work relentlessly to ensure restoration of electricity supply soonest.

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“We will update residents regularly as the Eskom team provides further information.”

Current reports coming through states that some areas’ power has been restored.

The News will keep readers updated as information becomes available.

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Janine Viljoen
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