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CABLE THEFT LEADS TO LOSS OF SUPPLY TO PETRUS STEYN
TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2020:  Theft of protection cables of both transformers at Petrus Steyn Munic Substation has resulted in a loss of supply to Petrus Steyn and Mamafubedu in the Eastern Free State as well as customers feeding from the Damplaas and Burma rural lines. 
 
The theft was discovered this morning upon which the transformers had to be switched off for safety reasons.  Supply will only be switched back on once protection cables have been replaced and all other damage caused by the theft has been repaired. 
 
An estimated restoration time is still unknown, but due to the extent of the damage, consumers should prepare themselves for a full day without electricity supply.
 
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience suffered as a result of this malicious criminal act and asks that electricity users remain patient and treat all electrical installations as live and dangerous as electricity supply can be switched on without notice.
 
For more information and updates, contact the Eskom Contact Centre at 08600 ESKOM / 37566.
 
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