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Eskom hopes to return power to Jagersfontein by Tuesday

Mud from the dam collapse has washed the substation completely away.

JAGERSFONTEIN - Eskom is hoping to return electricity supply to Jagersfontein by Tuesday.

Mud from the dam collapse has washed the substation completely away.

READ: Free State dam | Electricity supply cut in Jagersfontein

Eskom Free State spokesperson Reggie Moleko said, "this morning after the retainer wall broke and the mud started gushing down we lost our substation completely washed away we have lots supply to the pump point next to the township we have lost supply to sewage pump these two points have been completely washed out."

"Those two lines we would use them to supply pump points... mine supply is back but the townships and the town don't have for now pans are in place maybe by Tuesday morning. They are running repairs like it hasn't happened before. Disaster managements plans are activated."

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