Power Supplier Blames Theft, Vandalism After Miners Trapped Underground

Power Supplier Blames Theft, Vandalism After Miners Trapped Underground

Miner trapped in Sibanye Mine, Eskom accused of theft and vandalism

Energy supplier Eskom warned of the impact of theft and vandalism on infrastructure after a power linecollapsed at the Sibanye-Stillwater mine, leading to a blackout that left miners trapped underground, hesaid. The Mail & Guardian reports. In a statement, Eskom said it had dispatched a team of technicians torestore supplies to the gold mine where workers had been unable to resurface.It was not clear how long theminers were trapped underground. Is not Sibanye spokesman James Welsted acknowledged thedisruption, but the generator was quickly turned on, Times Live reported. Mashangu Xivambu, Eskom’ssenior maintenance and operations manager for Gauteng, said Eskom“recently reported that vandalism andtheft were widespread in the towers. Tower members were often stolen by malicious criminals. , leadingto the collapse of the steel structure.” South Africans warned that Cyclone Freddy could hit parts of thecountry

Parts of South Africa could experience tropical storms this weekend. States recovering from widespreadflooding are warned to prepare for more heavy rains, according to a News24 report. Parts of Limpopo,Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal are expected to be hit hardest by Cyclone Freddy. South Africa is stillrecovering from floods that have ravaged much of the country. In response to the floods, the governmentrecently declared a national emergency. free range lion

A lioness escaped during transportation in the Northwest. A police spokesman, Capt. Aafje Botma, saidthe lioness escaped during a transfer to a container behind a truck onBeesdam Road between Stella andTragamen on Wednesday morning. When I arrived at the , I realized she had run away. Conservationistsand farmers are paying attention to the animal, according to a News24 report. In January, a tiger namedShiva was spotted nearby after escaping from its enclosure at Walkers Fruit Farm. The tiger was foundkilling a dog and was killed when it attacked a man about a kilometer away from the farm.

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