There is an ongoing protest in KZN over non supply of electricity for 5 days.

The protesters are seen blocking the road and creating traffic gridlock within and around the road.

According to an eyewitness, the protesters and demanding an urgent attention to the cause of the unresolved power outage since 5 days now.

 

Meanwhile, Last week saw some parts of KZN having  power outage as Eskom conducted series of  repair work on infrastructure damaged by illegal connections, vandalism.

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According to iol.co.za, residents living within KwaZulu-Natal last week where left  without electricity between 7am and 9am and 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday, July 21.

Eskom have said that this is to allow for the implementation of load reduction to prevent network overloading caused by illegal connections, vandalised electricity infrastructure and bypassed meters.

Eskom KZN said the overloading of networks has lead to the damage of electrical infrastructure through explosions in overloaded transformers and mini-substations.

“It also poses danger to people and property in the affected communities. Currently, Eskom is battling to keep up with the increased equipment failure that is costing millions to repair,” Eskom said.

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