Johannesburg - 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," spokesperson Hilary
"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.
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