Stage 2 loadshedding to continue during the weekend
Power Utility Eskom says stage two rolling blackouts will continue through the weekend after it failed to resuscitate some of its generating units.
This week, the power utility plunged the country into darkness once more.
Eskom Spokesperson Sikhonathi Matshantsha said“ Due to the continued shortage of generation capacities, stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 5 until 10 pm tonight. Load shedding will be repeated at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. Eskom will continue to monitor the system and communicate any changes as may be necessary.”
Last week, the Democratic Alliance (DA) called for a State of Disaster to be declared on Eskom. It said the State of Disaster would be solution-driven when it comes to running the power utility.
The DA argued that the rolling blackouts have cost the country billions of rand and continue to hurt the country’s economy and have contributed to the unemployment crisis.
Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi