Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams says load shedding will soon be a thing of the past for power stations in Pretoria East that are crippled by rolling blackouts and leaving thousands of residents and businesses compromised and frustrated.
The Mayor says substations like Mooikloof and Wapadrand have been under severe pressure due to increased load shedding that has created technical problems at the power facilities.
Some areas have been without power since the beginning of December, leaving thousands of residents frustrated and financially strained.
The power woes started after the Mooikloof substation was gutted by fire and had to be rebuilt in 9 days. The mayor says to prevent further damage, and a total collapse, the affected substations will no longer be load shedding.
“Every time we have for instance load shedding, it outs severe stress on our infrastructure and that’s why I’ve taken the decision…forward that substations like Mooikloof and Wapandrand that are extremely vulnerable will no longer be load-shedded,” says Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams.
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