21.11.2020 02:59 pm
Due to severe weather conditions this week, the work that had to be done by technicians was delayed, as they had to ensure their safety before they could continue with restorations.
Eskom has edged closer to completing the restoration of electricity to consumers affected by severe storms that swept through the Eastern Cape this week.
A young farmer, Tewie Nel, who sustained third-degree burns to his face, leg and arm while fighting the fire is stable in an intensive care unit and recovering.
The portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development on Tuesday called on minister Thoko Didiza to declare the areas ravaged by the fires disaster areas.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and police have opened an inquest docket for investigation.
The fire was extinguished just after 10pm and crews managed to clear the smoke logged areas.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not known.
The council explained that the tremors were not unusual, especially the one on the West Rand.
About 200 shacks were also destroyed in the process.
The cause of the fire remains unknown at this stage.
Images on social media showed the extent of the damage to the supermarket.
A crowd surrounded and attacked their vehicle during violet protests.
About 50 shacks have burned and two people were transported to hospital after a fire broke out on Saturday morning.
No injuries were reported and all residents have been accounted for.
A block at the school was engulfed in flames on Thursday afternoon.