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Technicians investigate after Allandale substation fire

Areas, including Mayibuye‚ Phomolong and Rabie Ridge, have been affected by an unplanned power outage

Picture: Freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - City Power and Eskom technicians are investigating the extent of the damage to supply lines, cables and other electrical equipment after a suspected arson attack at the Allandale substation.

Areas, including Mayibuye‚ Phomolong and Rabie Ridge, have been affected by an unplanned power outage

A protest in the area is also raising concerns that technicians could battle to access the site.

“Residents embarked on a protest which turned violent and they burnt part of the Allandale substation, which basically suppliers electricity to areas like Glen Austin, ” said City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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