Northdale in Pietermaritzburg remains in the dark

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Ward 28 councillor, Lucky Naicker, (in a navy jacket) watches on as Olympia Way residents collect water from a water tanker provided by the municipality on Saturday.
Ward 28 councillor, Lucky Naicker, (in a navy jacket) watches on as Olympia Way residents collect water from a water tanker provided by the municipality on Saturday.
Nash Narrandes

Residents of Northdale were on Sunday afternoon still in limbo as to when their power would be restored following Thursday’s primary substation explosion.

They told The Witness that Msunduzi had not given time frames as to when the repairs would be completed, only that Eskom had come on board to assist.

Ever since the substation went up in flames on Thursday morning, hundreds of homes on the north side of Pietermaritzburg were left in the dark. Prior to the explosion, parts of Northdale were said to had already been without power for more than 48 hours.

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