City Power substation on fire

An explosion at a Johannesburg substation has left much of Johannesburg South without power. The extent of the damage is unknown. Courtesy #Dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - A City Power substation caught fire in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, on Monday resulting in outages in areas including Naturena, Kibler Park, Alveda, Rand Water, Eikenhof, and Logharin. 

City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said that the Johannesburg Prison was also affected by the outages. 

"City Power technicians have been dispatched to the site and we should be able to determine the extent of the damage," Mangena said.

Mangena said City Power will continue to provide updates as and when new information becomes available, and apologized for the inconvenience caused to the affected customers.