CAPE TOWN: An ongoing blackout in Elsies River, Uitsig, Bishop Lavis, and Cravenby is attributed to Eskom’s carelessness with the Belhar substation.
Since Friday night last week, there has been no electricity in the Belhar substation-powered areas, which are a part of district 13.
Eskom has since acknowledged the blackout, claiming that the substation is to blame for “additional unplanned faults.”
On Tuesday, Eyewitness News went to the area and spoke with locals who claimed they had gone without electricity for more than 80 hours.
Yaseen Mowser, a resident of Cravenby, claimed that in order to get rid of food that had gone bad in his garden.
” For the past four days, our home’s refrigerator and freezer have been completely off. In the garden, I had to bury some items for myself.
Eskom should accept responsibility, according to Pranesha Govender, another resident.
We do n’t want load shedding any longer because we, the residents, are so sick of it. We are paying customers, so we do n’t understand why we are being treated in this way.
The power utility was reportedly working to fix the issue, according to Eskom spokesperson Daphne Mokwena.
” Unfortunately, on Sunday at around 6 o’clock in the evening, they were supposed to restore power.” They discovered, however, that there was a significant fault and damage.
On Wednesday, district 13’s power should return to normal, according to Mokwena.