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Protest action at Medupi

MPs have been met with a protest at the Medupi Power Station.

Protests have erupted at the Medupi Poer Station in Limpopo. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - One of Eskom's units at the Medupi Power Station has now been evacuated amid a spontaneous strike there.

The evacuation was prompted by a demonstration at unit six at the facility which saw workers setting two cars alight and clashing with police.

A parliamentary oversight committee is visiting the troubled station to find exactly why the station coming online has been delayed.

Jeremiah Makhoto has been working at the power station construction site since 2011 and says spontaneous strikes happen frequently.

"Since this year January we didn't work the whole month. We worked for 20 days and had 10 days of strike."

Workers went on a rampage earlier as Members of Parliament (MPs) arrived for an oversight visit.

Eskom officials are currently meeting with members of the public enterprises portfolio committee.

They are explaining why there will be a delay in the station coming online.

The committee will meet with several other stakeholders for the next two days to find out exactly what led to the delay.