- Firestone Diamonds said production had been disrupted at its 75%-owned Liqhobong nine in Lesotho due to power shortages.

The mine was supplied electricity from the Lesotho Electricity Company's Muela hydropower station, which commenced a two-month maintenance shutdown on 1 October.

Ongoing supply was to be provided by Eskom, South Africa's power utility company.

However, the mine had since experienced unexpected voltage fluctuations, which caused the drives of the plant equipment to trip. Operations had been 'severely disrupted' as a result.

'Management is addressing the issue urgently with the LEC and Eskom, and will provide further updates in due course,' Firestone said. At 1:21pm: [LON:FDI] Firestone Diamonds PLC share price was -0.2p at 0.53p

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