DA wants Ramaphosa to cancel Egypt trip to address load-shedding

DA wants Ramaphosa to cancel Egypt trip to address load-shedding

The Democratic Alliance wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to cancel his Egypt trip in order to address the current situation. This comes after Eskom announced stage 6 load-shedding on Monday.

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The DA wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to call off his upcoming trip to Egypt in favour of addressing Stage 6 load-shedding.

Briefly.co.za reported that the current situation at Eskom deteriorated to the point where a new stage was added to the schedule.

John Steenhuisen, currently the opposition party's interim leader, says this is 'devastating news' for a country that is already battling against economic hardships.

READ ALSO: Eskom introduces Stage 6 loadshedding: Mzansi is not impressed

Ramaphosa, according to the opposition head, should make it a priority to enlighten concerned citizens:

"The country is asking what exactly is going on, and we deserve full transparency on this threat to national stability."

The circumstances, in Steenhuisen's opinion, call for Parliament to be urgently reconvened in order to address the nation:

"The president must come clean on exactly what the structural problems at Eskom are and how his government plans to address them within the coming days. In this light, the president should swiftly postpone his upcoming trip to Egypt on Tuesday."

Steenhuisen is adamant that the crisis has reached a new level, requiring Ramaphosa's immediate response:

"There is severe trouble at home, and Ramaphosa must attend to that ahead of all other engagements. The dire situation escalates by the day - citizens and businesses are caught unaware and we have no sight of any viable solution."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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