Temporary suspension of Eskom services in Gauteng due to protest

JOBURG – The priority of Eskom is to keep its employees and contractors safe during the protest.

Eskom has temporarily suspended its services in Gauteng due to the ongoing violence and protests.

The power utility said its operations and services which required the presence of employees to fix faults at locations would be suspended as their main priority was to keep their employees and contractors safe during the unrest.

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“No operating conditions or urgency of service justifies exposing anyone to negative risks arising out of Eskom’s businesses or cause them injury or damage to the environment,” said Eskom in a statement.

However, critical infrastructure such as hospitals would be attended to.
Eskom urged its employees and contractors to remain safe in their homes during the protests.

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