More power outages on cards for Buffalo City Metro

Buffalo City residents should brace for power outages over the next few days, metro spokesman Samkelo Ngwenya said yesterday.

This follows social media outrage questioning the loss of electricity in many parts of the city yesterday.

Residents in Dawn, Wilsonia, Scenery Park, Buffalo Flats, Vincent, Berea, Stirling, Dorchester Heights and Cambridge West found themselves without power for an hour in the afternoon. It is believed that a BCM substation in central town failed, leading to the widespread outage.

Electricity was soon restored, but Ngwenya said more outages were set to follow.

“The outages are planned and scheduled, and it will be communicated as to where and when the outage will be conducted,” he said.


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