Stage 6 power cuts will be back after elections - Malema

Stage 6 power cuts will be back after elections - Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema is convinced stage 6 load shedding will return as soon as the May 29 elections are done. 

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Malema addressed the media on the party’s election campaign programmes in Johannesburg on Friday. 

Friday marked the 23rd day without any planned power cuts.

The utility says this is a result of sustained generation capacity, adequate emergency reserves, and reduced electricity demand from the grid.

The last time Eskom achieved a similar milestone was in June 2022, when it managed 20 consecutive days without load shedding.

However, Malema believes the ANC is using the power cuts as an electioneering tool. 

"Load shedding still exists, that's why they say it remains suspended. They don't say we are done with load shedding," Malema said

"They are doing what they did during the Rugby World Cup. They are holding it to the detriment of the grid.

"I can tell you 29 May after voting and everything closes, we are going to stage 6.

"They did it during the Rugby World Cup [in 2023], they kept the lights on because they are using the remaining reserves.

“When we came back from that, they said stage 6 so that they can recover what they were using to keep the lights on for the World Cup. They are doing the same," said Malema.

He also accused Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa of incompetence. 

"There is no sabotage or anything like that, the man just doesn't know what he is doing."


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