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.
#RIOTS: 27/07/2020 – KZN Protest action in Pmb no electricity for 5 days we’ve had enough @SABCNews @etvNewsSA @TrafficSA Richmond road entry point into PMB from EC pic.twitter.com/RwGEdur4aQ pic.twitter.com/EOqaPWiwmp
— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) July 27, 2020
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.
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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