The Electricity Supply Commission (Eskom) has released a press release condemning the incidents which are allegedly attributed to the recent spike in land invasions within the province.
Eskom says it fears for the security of its employees following two violent incidents involving its vehicles within the Western Cape.
Both drivers of the vehicles escaped unharmed.
The first vehicle was stoned and set alight by protestors in Khayelitsha and therefore the second vehicle was stoned within the Bardale area in Mfuleni.
Eskom has since released a press release condemning the incidents which are allegedly attributed to the recent spike in land invasions within the province.
Alwie Lester, the overall Manager for Distribution, Western Cape said in his statement:
“Eskom strongly condemns the harassment of its employees who are simply completing their duties. we've taken the choice to withdraw all Eskom services to parts of Khayelitsha and therefore the entire Bardale area in Mfuleni.”
“Unfortunately customer faults won't be attended to until these areas are declared safe for Eskom to return,” reads the statement.
#EskomWesternCape has suspended operations in Khayelitsha, Cape Town with immediate effect after an Eskom vehicle was stoned and set alight.
We will continue assessing the risk and provide an update when the situation has changed. pic.twitter.com/d6muxTWGr1
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) July 20, 2020