Medupi temporarily closed

Comment on this story
Medupi REUTERS Medupi is pictured in this file photo by Reuters.

The Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, was temporarily closed on Wednesday after construction workers went on strike, Eskom said.

“Construction workers had a protest action this morning and Eskom sent home the workers for safety reasons,” spokeswoman Hilary Joffe said.

“No injuries or damage has been reported. Eskom is working with contractors to restore the operations as usual.”

Joffe could not comment on the reasons for the protest.

In September, about 80 workers contracted by Murray & Roberts Construction and Grinaker-LTA damaged several vehicles and some equipment at the power plant.

The workers went on protest because the contracts of around 600 local employees were due to end. - Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines