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Eskom Issues Apology, Vows to Restore Power After Nearly 100,000 Tshwane Residents Left in the Dark



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Eskom technicians are now trying to reconnect power to at least 100,000 Tshwane residents. According to IOL, they were suddenly plunged into darkness, which was caused by a significant outage that occurred in different places.

The regions affected include GaMotla, Makapanstad, Mathibestad, Eersterus, Stinkwater, Dilopye, Suurman, Majaneng, Sekampaneng, Mashimong, Bridgeview, Kudube, Temba, Rens, Hammanskraal West, and Hans Kekana.

According to a statement by Daphne Mokwena, Eskom spokesperson, the restoration time has not yet been estimated. However, steps have been taken to replenish all the places since then.

The Eskom has included its apologies to the affected consumers. They regret the inconvenience brought by the outage during the chilly weather.

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Mokwena said, “We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience during this challenging time.”

She told residents that Eskom is doing its best to address the issue as accurately as possible.

However, a few weeks ago, Eskom declared that load shedding would be suspended as generation capacity and demand remain stable.

President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed last week that Eskom’s proposed gas power plant in Mossel Bay and a pumped hydro storage facility in Limpopo are among the 12 priority projects requiring project development next year.

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