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THABONG RESTORATION TAKING LONGER THAN ANTICIPATED
MONDAY, 09 NOVEMBER 2020: Given numerous complications, it has become highly unlikely that electricity supply to parts of Thabong in the Free State that have been without electricity supply since 11h45 on Friday, 06 November 2020, will be restored by tomorrow, as previously estimated. 
 
To date we have managed to secure a replacement transformer and the required transport.  The transformer is being transported from Mpumalanga and should be on site by tomorrow, 10 November 2020.  Preparation of the site has commenced.  This includes the dismantling and draining of the faulty transformer.  Matjhabeng Local Municipality is assisting us in preparing the access road for the low-bed truck.
 
It is expected that supply to the areas affected by a transformer failure at Thabong East substation will be switched back on in the late night hours of Thursday, 12 November 2020, if all goes according to plan and if rain or other adverse weather conditions do not cause further delays.
 
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience and assures customers that the repairs are being attended to with the required urgency.
 
Electricity users are urged to treat all electrical lines, sockets and appliances as live and dangerous at all times.
 
Enquiries can be directed to the Eskom Contact Centre at 08600 ESKOM / 37566.
 
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