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Sunday’s power outage reason for dry taps

News in brief - Date: 16 September 2019

Written by: Andries van Zyl / Viewed: 693


The past Sunday’s planned power interruption is the main reason for the current water shortages in Louis Trichardt.

This is according to Vhembe municipal spokesperson Mr Moses Shibambu. “Certain parts of the Makhado Local Municipality didn't have electricity yesterday hence it affected the pumping of water,” said Shibambu on Monday morning. He added that they have already resumed pumping water.

Electricity supply to consumers connected to the mountain and Levubu main supply lines was interrupted for most of the day on Sunday to enable the Makhado Municipality to do stringing of conductors for cement poles crossing the existing live lines.



Andries van Zyl

Andries joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in April 1993 as a darkroom assistant. Within a couple of months he moved over to the production side of the newspaper and eventually doubled as a reporter. In 1995 he left the newspaper group and travelled overseas for a couple of months. In 1996, Andries rejoined the Zoutpansberger as a reporter. In August 2002, he was appointed as News Editor of the Zoutpansberger, a position he holds until today.


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