Pretoria High Court Orders Electricity Minister to Exempt Public Facilities From Loadsheddding

Pretoria High Court Orders Electricity Minister to Exempt Public Facilities From Loadsheddding

  • The Pretoria High Court stepped in to deal with Eskom's loadshedding that is affecting public facilities
  • The Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is officially under pressure to stop loadshedding that affects necessary public services
  • The judiciary in Gauteng made the judgment since Eskom initiated their latest rolling blackouts at stage six

PRETORIA - The High Court in Pretoria made an official ruling about how loadshedding should not affect essential public services. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, the Minister of Electricity, received it to maintain the electricity supply without any cut-offs.

The Pretoria High Court makes an order for Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
The Pretoria High Court ruled that the Electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, must stop blackouts for public facilities. Images: Gallo Images / Bloomberg
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The call by the High Court comes after they initiated stage 6 recently. South Africans shared their thoughts about the ruling by the Gauteng judiciary.

Electricity Minister ordered to ensure power for public facilities

The pressure was on after the Pretoria High Court ruled that loadshedding violated South African people's rights. eNCA reported that the court ordered the minister to ensure electricity supply for public facilities such as hospitals and schools by January 2024.

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SA reacts to Pretoria High Court ruling

Online users commented that they had no faith that the court order would change anything. People complained about the Minister of Electricity's appointment.

Ian Fallon M said:

"We do not need that Minister."

Bongani Brown wrote:

"This country though."

Pulane Mabea added:

"Clearly, this can be ordered to stop or start."

Jennifer Clapham Rijkenberg was sarcastic:

"Good luck with that!"

Lebogang Mokhutsane complained:

"ANC government is failing our country."

Phila Lwana added:

"Useless Minister, we're fed up with these nonsense blackouts."

Eskom loadshedding blamed on heatwave

In a related story, Eskom explained the sudden stage six blackouts. The electricity supplier claimed that severe weather escalated the demand for electricity.

SA shuts down SAPS's worries about loadshedding giving criminals advantage

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Briefly News previously reported that Stage 6 loadshedding has returned to plunge South Africa into darkness. Deputy Gauteng Police Commissioner Tommy Mthombeni was in a Gauteng township, Bekkersdal, and discussed how the blackouts are useful for criminals.

South Africans shared their thoughts on rampant crime. Many were unhappy with Eskom's blackouts being cited as the reason for so many crimes.

Deputy Gauteng Police Commissioner Tommy Mthombeni spoke to eNCA and explained that criminals were making the most of power cuts. He said they use loadshedding as cover.

Source: Briefly News

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