Eskom says it will not deploy technicians in areas where there are protests. The power utility says the safety of its employees remain its priority.

Violent protests have been reported in different parts of the country, in particular, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Police had their hands full during protests across Gauteng:

Eskom says customers who have logged faults may experience delays in the response time.

Eskom’s Regional Manager Daphne Mokoena says their teams are assessing the risks before dispatching technicians.

“Customers who have logged faults are requested to be patient as they might experience delays in response time to resolve their faults. Please bear with us, we will attend to the queries when there is an indication that the protest has calmed down. Our teams will continue to conduct risk assessments, hence our technicians will only be dispatched when it is safe to do so.”

Businesses in parts of Gauteng and KZN continue to bear the brunt due to sporadic looting: