- Deputy President David Mabuza has shared some concerns about loadshedding and says it will impact the ruling party at the polls
- Mabuza believes that the African National Congress's election campaign is being hampered because South Africans are complaining about electricity
- The deputy president promised the residents of Ekhuruleni that he would ensure the housing crisis is dealt with
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JOHANNESBURG - The rolling blackouts are not only a concern for South Africans but seem to also be a concern for the African National Congress that is looking to win big at the upcoming municipal elections.
The ANC's Deputy President David Mabuza has raised concerns about the kind of impact loadshedding will have on the ANC at the polls.
Mabuza says he is aware that SA's power utility, Eskom is facing difficulties, however, loadshedding is impacting the ruling party's election campaign, according to SABC News. He says South Africans have been complaining about electricity at every location the ANC has been canvassing for votes.
Mabuza stated that he hopes Eskom's electricity supply issues would be solved at Kusile and Mepudi power stations. He shared his sentiments while answering questions from the media in Ekurhuleni.
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David Mabuza campaigns in Ekurhuleni, promises to fix the housing issue
While on the campaign trail in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni on Tuesday, Mabuza told residents that the ruling party would tackle the housing crisis.
Mabuza added that he would also look into the unemployment issue and liaise with the relevant councillors to deal with the problem, according to IOL.
Mzansi wants Eskom CEO out: ‘Is it too early to call for de Ruyter’s head?’
Briefly News previously reported that Eskom recently announced that South Africa would be going into loadshedding Stage 2 starting 9am on Tuesday, 26 October.
Eskom's recent announcement has more than angered South Africans who feel that Eskom's CEO Andre de Ruyter should be fired.
The power utility introduced rolling blackouts over the weekend and initially planned to end loadshedding on Tuesday morning at 5am, however, Eskom says loadshedding will now end at 5am on Saturday, 31 October, according to the Daily Maverick.
The state-owned enterprise stated that it has managed to replenish power to units at the Kusile, Matimba and Arnot power stations but the delays in replenishing power at other stations have created constraints, TimesLIVE reports.