- Eskom has announced that the country will be on Stage 2 load-shedding schedule for the next few days
- According to the power utility giant, they need to recover and preserve emergency energy after the Koeberg unit shutdown
- South Africans are not happy about the news and many of them have taken to social media to share their thoughts
Eskom recently officially announced that they will be plunging South Africa into darkness once again. According to the power utility giant, they will be implementing Stage 2 load-shedding in the country on Wednesday and Thursday.
The confirmed times for the power outages will be between 10pm and 5am.
South Africans are not too happy about the news. A lot of them blamed the government and corruption for Eskom's woes. Many of them have taken to social media to air their frustrations, some of which are available for you to read below:
The reason for African countries' continuous electric problem is about control. Think of what #politicians can accomplish in the dark given how they treat you in front of your face in broad daylight."
"Weren't they implementing loadshedding last week, so we can have uninterrupted electricity supply this week."
"This means they going to announce some more lockdowns/new regulations soon, and it's obvious they using Eskom now as a hammer to enforce."
"Curfew is at 21:00 so they can continue with their annoying load-shedding we're used to the abuse anyway."
Earlier today Briefly.co.za reported that Eskom has issued a statement warning South Africans that load-shedding is back with a vengeance on Wednesday afternoon. The power utility explained that the outages will continue on Thursday evening, commenting on the situation that:
"Eskom would like to inform the public that Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented between 22:00 and 05:00 tonight and on Thursday night.
The load-shedding is necessary in order to recover and preserve the emergency generation reserves that have been utilised to support the system during the week following the earlier than planned shutdown of Koeberg Unit 1 and other units whose return to service has been delayed."
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