Mangosuthu Buthelezi Funeral: Eskom’s Decision To Keep the Lights On in Ulundi Stuns the Nation

Mangosuthu Buthelezi Funeral: Eskom’s Decision To Keep the Lights On in Ulundi Stuns the Nation

  • Eskom has suspended loadshedding in Ulundi to help with the funeral arrangements for Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi
  • Buthelezi, who passed away last week, will be given a state funeral on Saturday, where esteemed guests are expected
  • South Africans had mixed reactions to the suspension of loadshedding, with some claiming the power cuts are deliberately orchestrated

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No loadshedding in Ulundi for Mangosuthu Buthelezi's funeral
Eskom announced there would be no loadshedding in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal, in honour of Mangosuthu Buthelezi's funeral. Image: Darren Stewart
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ULUNDI - Eskom has temporarily stopped power cuts in Ulundi and neighbouring areas to accommodate the funeral proceedings of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Buthelezi to be buried

The founding president of the (Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and AmaZulu prime minister, who passed away last Saturday, will receive an official category one funeral on Saturday. President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to deliver the eulogy at the ceremony.

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Ulundi Stadium prepares for crowds

According to TimeLIVE, Lennox Mabaso, the spokesperson for public works and infrastructure, explained that the department oversees the infrastructure and logistics for state funerals, and the absence of load-shedding will greatly assist with preparations and the execution of the funeral.

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However, they have contingency plans in place in collaboration with the province and other stakeholders in case loadshedding occurs.

The funeral is set to occur at Ulundi Stadium, where a substantial turnout of IFP supporters and Zulu regiments is expected.

Citizens believe Eskom is playing SA people

Many people on social media were stunned by Eskom's gesture to suspend loadshedding in Ulundi.

Mabowate Tsela stated:

"If loadshedding could be suspended, then this tells me that we don't have much power crisis."

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Emmanuel Nxumalo posted:

"Unsealing of CR17 will end this fake loadshedding for good."

Fazel Hussein commented:

"The citizens of South Africa are being played big-time! Open your eyes and remove those blinkers."

Mbo Cwali added:

"Just like Coronavirus being suspended that year neh."

Pakisho Selaocoe wrote:

"You did a wonderful thing Eskom, keep up the good job, the prince deserves a dignified burial."

Mangosuthu Buthelezi: Group of Maskandi singers break rules in video to pay respect in Ulundi home

In another article, Briefly News reported that a group of Maskandi singers could not keep still until the open window for visits at Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi's home following his death on 9 September.

A journalist took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share a video of the group of singers.

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