Mlungisi substation damaged by lightning strike

The Mlungisi substation got hit by lightning during a storm yesterday afternoon leaving several areas connected to it without power. Enoch Mgijima municipality spokesman Gcobani Msindwana indicated Westbourne, Melton Gardens and Nkululekweni areas were affected and that electricians would start working this morning to restore power.

“The contractor will be on site from 8am this morning due them not being available over the weekend. Power is expected to be restored around 5pm this afternoon. Residents are urged to be patient during this period as the municipality will do its best to ensure power is restored in the affected areas.”

According to an Eskom statement released over the weekend, 100 000 customers experienced power outages due to a storm that hit the province Picture: SUPPLIED

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