‘Technical fault’ causes Joburg power outage

2014-11-04 08:09

A technical fault at one of the transformers at Prospect substation near City Deep resulted in an unplanned outage in Johannesburg this morning, City Power said.

“We are experiencing a technical fault at the one of the transformers at the Prospect substation,” said spokesperson Sol Masolo.

“There are a number of suburbs in the south of Johannesburg that have lost power and do not have electricity.”

Masolo said electricians were working on the substation and more details were not immediately available.

He said the outage happened at around 6am.

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