The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has attributed Wednesday evening’s national blackout to vandalism on one of its towers in Blantyre.
Director of systems and market operations at the power utility company, Charles Kagona, said meanwhile, the development has led to the loss of about 30 percent of its power supply.
“We discovered that the fault was caused by vandalism in Blantyre on power towers that carry two power lines from Nkula to Blantyre and also from Tedzani Power Station to Blantyre,” disclosed Kagona.
He has since affirmed the challenge will be addressed by Saturday this week.
Reported by Charles Chindongo, MBC Online Services.