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Pretoria East residents to only have power on Sunday after substation burns down

The City of Tshwane says technicians are working on getting the substation up and running again.

FILE: The Wapadrand Power Station in Pretoria on fire on 10 July 2018. Picture: @CityTshwane/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Pretoria East residents left in the dark following the burning down of the Wapadrand substation will only have power on Sunday.

The substation caught fire on Tuesday due to a technical issue.

The City of Tshwane says technicians are working on getting the substation up and running again.

Spokesperson Selby Bokaba said: “We had initially thought that it will be up and running between two to three days, however, when our technicians went on site and conducted further investigation, they discovered that the extent of damage and repair work was so severe.”

Affected areas include Wapadrand, Equestria, Silverlakes and Faerie Glen.

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