Plans in place to deal with power cuts during elections - Eskom

Plans in place to deal with power cuts during elections - Eskom

Eskom's Executive Director Monde Bala says the utility is on track to ensure that lights remain on during the elections.

Marius van der Walt

The Independent Electoral Commission expressed its concern that prolonged electricity outages could hamper its ability to deliver free and fair elections.


Speaking at the weekly energy briefing on Monday, Bala said Eskom supports the IEC to deliver smooth elections.


"As previously communicated, we are working closely with the IEC to plan all electricity-related logistics during the elections. 


"We are supporting the IEC so that they can do what they need to do in preparation for the elections. We are aware of certain hotspots, and again, we are working with the IEC to deal with whatever contingencies may be required to deal with those particular hotspots. 


"It is situational, but we have all the plans to deal with whatever situation may arise on the day," said Bala.


 South Africans will cast their votes at the ballots on May 29.


The country has not been experiencing the rolling blackouts for over 50 days. 


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