SA fuming over excuse for load-shedding: Release of matric results

SA fuming over excuse for load-shedding: Release of matric results

- Eskom has sounded it's load-shedding battle-cry and the tune is starting to get old

- This time the power utility managed to enrage Mzansi with its new reason for the outages

- Citizens apparently feel as if the embattled state-owned enterprise is running out of excuses

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Eskom has released a statement, announcing the implementation of Stage 2 load-shedding for Wednesday.

South Africans are used to these bitterly disappointing notes from the power utility, but this time the reasoning behind it has people fuming:

“In order to give matriculants an opportunity to receive their matric results, the implementation of Stage 2 load shedding has been delayed to 01:00 on Wednesday morning. This decision will also allow matriculants enough time to make their way home safely.”

With the outages already returning to welcome South Africans during the first weekend of the new year, despite President Cyril Ramaphosa's promises to the contrary, citizens are not mincing words when reviewing Eskom's performance.

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Briefly.co.za reported that CEO Andre de Ruyter began his tenor at the utility earlier this week and it seems like things have gotten off to a rough start.

Energy expert Chris Yelland claimed that, if it hadn't been for the nation's factories taking a break over the festive season, South Africa would have had to endure severe load-shedding over the holidays.

With Eskom already claiming that the power grid would remain constrained for the rest of the week, the outlook looks bleak for when industry kick starts on Monday.

Take a look at just a few of the reactions to the power utility's latest blunder:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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