Eskom has announced that Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented throughout the day, with Stage 6 from 4pm this afternoon. “Overnight we have replenished our emergency reserves sufficiently to not require Stage 6 Loadshedding during the morning. However, Stage 6 Loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00-22:00 so as not to deplete these reserves any further. Stage 4 is being implemented until 16:00,” the power utility said.
Further, Eskom has asked citizens to “switch off all non-essential electrical appliances during loadshedding to avoid power surges when the power returns. Failure to do so may lead to unnecessary trips or damages to office/household appliances when the supply is restored”. The request follows Eskom workers’ unlawful industrial action, which contributed to generation loss and the implementation of Stage 6.
Meanwhile, #CyrilRamaphosamustgo is trending on social media. According to News24, business leaders are begging the President to fix the “national crisis” at Eskom.