- DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, has spoken out about the dangers of extended load shedding at a recent address on his campaign trail
- Maimane warns SA that the continued switching on and off of power is harming the state’s electricity distribution system
- The DA leader also mentioned his worries regarding the potential collapse of SA’s infrastructure and currency, due to power cuts
Maimane warned South Africans that the country could land in a dire situation soon, should the power cuts and energy issues continue.
The DA leader also commented that the country is facing the most serious energy crisis since the dawn of SA’s democracy, DispatchLIVE reported.
Maimane described the real problems that South Africa could face if Eskom’s decline continues on its current trajectory:
“Beyond the inconvenience of going without electricity for hours at a time, we face serious risks to our water distribution network, our sewage system and our primary healthcare. The continuous interruptions are also causing extensive damage to our electricity distribution system, which wasn’t built to be switched off and on all the time. Simply put, if this load-shedding carries on much longer, or if it escalates to stages 5 and beyond, we could be looking at a complete collapse of both our infrastructure and our currency.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that Maimane’s concerns also lie with SA’s economy, which has already suffered greatly due to the current energy crisis.
“This is a national crisis, and we have very little time to fix it before the damage is too great and our economy collapses entirely,” Maimane warns.
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