Sep 21, 2021

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Eskom staff rescued after hostage situation in Tshwane

Eskom employees were held hostage by the Morula View community, Mabopane, in northern Tshwane before they were safely evacuated by law enforcement.

The electricity company said on Monday evening: “The hostage situation follows the demands of the community for the replacement of mini-substations.

“Eskom has experienced frequent cases of equipment failures due to illegal connections, unauthorized operations on the network, meter bypassing and manipulation and infrastructure vandalism.

“Such criminal acts are condemned.”