Oh the irony: Load-shedding leaves Eskom's power briefing in darkness

Oh the irony: Load-shedding leaves Eskom's power briefing in darkness

Not even Eskom is safe from their own shortcomings. A briefing to discuss the issues facing the power entity was hit by load-shedding. Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom chairman, Jabu Mabuza, were meant to address the media at the briefing.

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A briefing meant to discuss the issues facing Eskom has fallen victim to the entity's own shortcomings.

Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, and Eskom chair, Jabu Mabuza, are meant to address the media at the briefing, which will likely be taking place in the darkness.

The Crowne Plaza in Rosebank, where the briefing was meant to be taking place, has been hit by stage 4 load-shedding.

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According to The Citizen, a diesel generator may just save the day but won't be able to save Eskom the embarrassment.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that the load-shedding, according to an energy expert, is costing South Africans R1 billion per stage, per day.

According to a recent social media post on Twitter, Eskom is not safe from themselves, as their offices are also subject to the blackouts. However, unlike most South Africans, the entity has the privilege of a generator to keep the lights on when they cannot. The media desk at Eskom confirmed:

“We do have back-up generators like most businesses to light our offices, including Megawatt Park.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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