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Eskom withdraws services from Tembisa amid protests over safety concerns

Eskom said that it had withdrawn its services in Tembisa amid a threat of renewed protests in the area on Tuesday.

Several municipal buildings and vehicles were set alight during the protest which started in the East Rand on Monday over the high price of electricity.

Violent clashes broke out between the residents and police, which led to the deaths of four people.

While the situation in the township remains tense, the power utility said that it would only resume services when it was safe for their employees to work in the area again.

Gauteng Eskom spokesperson Amanda Qithi: “There are currently protests that are taking place and there are roads that have been closed, we will then not be able to access some of the areas and then also some of the employees we will obviously not be dispatching any of the technicians to go to the area just purely for their protection.”


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South African musical duo, Black Motion’s Murdah Bongz got his Instagram followers in their feelings with a video of his daughter, Asante. The little girl’s growth has become entertaining to some social media users.

Murdah Bongz Asante

Murdah whose stage name is Morda played a video of himself performing in front of his daughter, and Asante got glued to the screen. Learn More

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