City-wide power outage in Durban possibly caused by transformer failure

South Africa, Durban: Yesterday morning a massive power outage in the eThekwini region affected both homes and businesses in many parts of Durban.

According to East Coast Radio, there are reports of a failed transformer at the Klaarwater power station, which supplies the eThekwini municipality. 

The outage affected Phoenix, and Umhlanga north of the city, Pinetown, Westville, Hillcrest and Kloof, areas inner west of the city, and Umbilo, Merebank and Rossburgh in the south.

The cause of the outage is still being investigated.

Source: East Coast Radio