National blackout cripples Malawi: Escom probes cause

Malawians on Monday evening faced a nationwide power outage that last for an hour as the country was in darkness.

Health workers using mobile phone light during blackout

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) confirmed  that the nation was experiencing a national blackout and apologised to consumers.

Escom public relations officer Innocent Chitosi said he did not have concrete information on what had caused the power outages.

“We are investigating to establish the cause of the outage,” he said.

The outage started at about 4:15pm.

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THE APOSTLE
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KIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKI ZAVUTA KU STATE HOUSE……….MUNYA AGALU INU

Toka
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Toka

I knew the blackout was meant to petrol bomb the house of Richard Chimwendo

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Is it not an everyday issue? Who shld investigate who? Koma abale, kikikikiiiiiiii. DPP WOYEEEEEEEEEE

critical thinker
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critical thinker

all day everyday, nothing new

Maunitsi
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Maunitsi

Zavuta basi

Mandado@147
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Elections are over time for blackouts now same stories lake water levels are low. levels are high with rubbish affecting our generators, the water is medium level not enough to generat XXX K-watts! Never dpp came took a few billions which could have bought us a new machine or contract a chinese company to upgrade the project. Africans will never develop.

The dreamer
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The dreamer

Upgrade the system mwatani kodi.

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Am used to blackout