This morning a Substation in Ekurhuleni has caught fire. This is causing disruptions at Tambo International Airport, Isando, Spartan, Kempton Park, Aston Manor, and Bonaero.
Many are reporting that these fires are far too frequent and some claim sabotage, these are alleged claims. However, the electrical equipment is not designed to be turned on and off and loadshedding adds extra stress to the system.
The video was originally reported by Yusuf Abramjee, his followers are addressing their opinions.
The Ekurhuleni municipality made the statement on Twitter.
An Eskom substation supplying power to the City's 66kV and 132kV networks is on fire, resulting in no power to Aston Manor, Cargo and Spartan substations in Kempton Park. pic.twitter.com/P6lZbdgwRl— CITY OF EKURHULENI (@City_Ekurhuleni) January 12, 2020
@ortambo_int is dark 2 hours and counting…No backup generators?— Fanie du Toit (@dutoitfanie) January 12, 2020
Sabotage ???????— BE KIND BE JUST (@kindjustpeace) January 12, 2020