ESKOM pleaded with members of the public against vandalising its equipment.
This follows an incident in Cape Town on Tuesday.
“We ask communities to desist from vandalising Eskom property as it not only interrupts customers’ power supply but is also very dangerous and can lead to the loss of life,” the company stated.
Customers were notified that three mini substations had been vandalised, affecting industrial customers in the Blackheath area.
As a result, customers in that area will have power outages for most of Tuesday.
Eskom said it had been working on urgent repairs since the incident occurred early Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, blackouts are continuing in South Africa after Eskom said it was implementing load shedding until Tuesday evening.
The company said this was due to a shortage of generation capacity as several units were currently on unplanned outages due to technical faults.
At Tutuka, Unit 6 experienced a condenser tube leak last night and had to be taken offline while Duvha Unit 6 is on outage so that repairs can be done on its oil cooler.
The firm said work was ongoing at Koeberg’s Unit 1, which experienced an earth fault on the generator transformer on Sunday.
Source : CAJ News Agency