Pretoria – Matric pupils at Emalahleni in Mpumalanga were prevented from writing their maths exam on Monday when community members went on a protest over power cuts.
The protest led to the closure of several roads in the area.
It has emerged that a transformer at a substation in KwaGuqa was damaged and as a result, surrounding areas have been subjected to lengthy periods without electricity.
Community members have since been engaged in a back-and-forth argument over the repair of the substation.
A ward councillor at Emalahleni, XA Nkosi, told Rekord that six wards had been without power for weeks after a transformer in the area broke down.
He added that about 40 000 households had been…
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