Eskom commemorates those previously buried at Medupi station

The plaque bears the names of those whose graves might have been moved from the Medupi site.

The memorial stone was unveiled earlier today following traditional rites for a symbolic relocation of their spirit to a new resting place. Picture: Eskom Hld SOC Ltd ‏@Eskom_SA.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has unveiled a commemorative plaque in memory of people who had previously been laid to rest at the site where the Medupi Power Station is now being constructed.

Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe unveiled the memorial stone earlier today following traditional rites for a symbolic relocation of their spirit to a new resting place.

The plaque bears the names of those whose graves might have been moved from the Medupi site.

Eskom's spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the relocated graves are now protected and easily accessible to the families.

"When they visit there, obviously we'll need to know when they are coming and once we have those details, it will be easier for them to have access to the site just like all the other power station when people visit."

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