Brace yourself for weekend of stage 2 load shedding

Brace yourself for weekend of stage 2 load shedding

Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding from midday on Friday. 

Eskom load shedding - AFP

The power utility's spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says the rolling blackouts are expected to continue until 11pm on Sunday.  


"The load shedding has been exacerbated by the forced shutdown of five generating units at the Medupi power station as a result of the inability to get coal into the units due to the heavy rain in the Lephalale area last night.


"The area experienced 65mm of rain, which added to the constraints caused by the heavy rains due to cyclone storm Eloise over the past two weeks." 


The power utility is has deployed additional resources to deal with the heavy rainfall in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo areas. 


"The teams are working hard to return as many of these units to service as soon as possible," says Mantshantsha. 

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