- President Cyril Ramaphosa promised the country that there would be no loadshedding until January 13
- South Africans are feeling hard done by after the promise was broken
- Loadshedding will return and South Africa may have to endure it for some time to come
Briefly.co.za learned that reality hit South Africans hard when loadshedding was announced on Sunday morning, with stage 2 being implemented.
Like a hangover after New Year's eve, South African's felt disappointed and betrayed. After all, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa made the country a promise.
When disaster struck Eskom, South Africa was plunged into darkness as stage 6 loadshedding was implemented last year.
Ramaphosa cut his trip to Egypt short to rush home and sort out the mess. Upon his return, he made a bold promise according to thesouthafrican.com.
“They have given us an assurance that from December 17 right up to January 13 we should not be in a position to have any form of load shedding. And going right through to March, they will be seeing to do everything they can to restore the stability of the network.”
He went further and said that Eskom had a recovery plan and the system would be stabilised.
“We felt we need to have an emergency recovery plan that is going to make sure we get rid of load shedding, and management has given us an assurance they are trying to stabilise the system and get more of the megawatts that we lost to be restored.”
With the dire state of Eskom, loadshedding seems to become just another part of South African life and it may be around for a long time.
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