Vosloorus residents protest over Eskom's load reduction

Earlier on Wednesday morning, some roads including Mandela Drive were blocked with rocks and burning tyres.

FILE: Another resident said there had been no power since 5 am on Wednesday morning. Picture: 123rf.com

ESKOM - Some residents in Vosloorus are venting their frustration at Eskom’s load reduction schedule through protest.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, some roads including Mandela Drive were blocked with rocks and burning tyres.

An eyewitness who was in the area earlier said: “The protestors have moved from the N3 to Mandela Drive. And as I was passing, they were loading tyres on a white Mahindra.”

Another resident said there had been no power since 5 am on Wednesday morning.

“People apparently went to engage with Eskom yesterday, but today there still load shedding. It started at 5 am it will be ending at 12,” she said.

Eskom's Mashangu Shivambu said they had to implement load reduction in the area due to a failure of equipment.

“We’ve observed a trend of equipment failure on the networks, mostly in areas where people are bypassing the metres and there’s electricity theft.”

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