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Eskom blames residents for nine-month blackout

Doornkop community asked to pay fine for reconnection

Mpho Koka Journalist

Power utility Eskom says illegal connections, tampering of mini-substations, vandalism and theft are some of the reasons behind the nine-month blackout in Doornkop extension 4 in Soweto.

As such, Eskom says the residents should pay an upfront payment of R500 to have electricity restored in their area. ..

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