Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is concerned with the lack of planning by Eskom and the state regarding the current load-shedding status. Mashaba says that he is worried this could result in a national blackout.
Herman Mashaba, Johannesburg Mayor, says that he is afraid that the lack of planning as far as load-shedding is concerned may lead to a nationwide blackout.
The city has confirmed that they are finalising plans to ensure residents are prepared, should the worst come to pass.
Mashaba says that he has little faith in both Eskom and the government's ability to keep the current electricity crisis under control.
Luyanda Mfeka, spokesperson for the mayor, says the city is preparing for the worst in order to ensure there are minimal disruptions resulting from any blackouts.
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According to Eyewitness News, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department has intensified efforts to keep criminals at bay, who have naturally seized the opportunities the blackouts afford:
"We have a unit consisting of 17 officers monitoring all of the hot spots and we are also working closely with the security of all the banks and the businesses."
Briefly.co.za gathers that the city will announce its contingency plans next week.
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