CAPE TOWN: For the past four days, residents of Elsies River, Uitsig, Bishop Lavis, and Cravenby have been without electricity.
Residents of Cravenby claimed that the blackout had left them without power for more than 80 hours in a Tuesday interview with Eyewitness News.
The blackout, according to Eskom, was caused by “unplanned faults.”
According to Pranesha Govender, a resident of Cravenby, their power returned to power on Tuesday morning at around 1.45 am before ceasing to do so at noon.
” Eskom is currently occupied with their 12-hour rotations between us and other districts that fall under district 13, but we have had terrible experiences with Eskom.”
The Belhar substation, according to Govender, is where the issue is.
The longest time we’ve gone without power is now more than 80 hours, and this substation has given up four times because it has n’t been properly maintained by Eskom.
The error should be fixed on Wednesday, according to Eskom.