Eskom technicians vow to stay away from Diepsloot threats of violence

Eskom technicians vow to stay away from Diepsloot threats of violence

Diepsloot shouldn't hold their breath for an Eskom technician to attend to faults any time soon. The power entity has vowed to avoid the area after workers were chased away and even threatened.

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Eskom technicians have vowed to stay away from the Diepsloot area after they were chased out of the area and threatened with violence.

The power behemoth made the announcement today, saying work would resume, but only when it was safe to return:

"Eskom technicians have been chased out of Diepsloot and threatened with violence as they were busy with their daily operations. Until Eskom is satisfied that it's safe to return to the area, no fault will be attended to in Diepsloot."

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Captian Manyadza Ralidzhivha says that the incident has indeed been reported and an investigation will likely follow, reports The Sowetan.

In other news, a Rea Vaya bus station was forced to close after violent protests erupted, with residents angered over electricity on Tuesday afternoon. reported that a R200 electricity surcharge had been implemented alongside a crippling price hike, angering Gauteng residents.

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