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THEFT AT SUBSTATION RESULTS IN LOSS OF SUPPLY TO WARDEN AND SURROUNDS
FRIDAY, 06 NOVEMBER 2020:  Theft at Warden Rural Substation during the early hours of this morning resulted in a loss of electricity supply to Warden, Zenzeleni and surrounding rural lines.
 
Eskom customers on the Warden-Gryskop, Warden-Reitz, Warden-Verkykerskop, Warden-Sterkdam, Warden-Witkoppen and Warden-Holspruit lines are affected. 
 
An estimated restoration time is still unknown but in cases such as this one where substation equipment has been severely damaged, it can be expected that the outage will last for an extended period. 
 
Eskom condemns this criminal behaviour which is not only costing Eskom and municipalities millions but also results in inconvenience to electricity consumers. 
 
Those who are affected by the outage are urged to treat electrical equipment as live and dangerous at all times as electricity supply may be switched on without notice. 
 
For more information and updates, contact the Eskom Contact Centre at 08600 ESKOM / 37566.
 
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