How Eskom power cuts can become election battleground


Eskom and the government have pleaded for patience as they struggle to deal with severe power cuts that have crippled parts of the economy and threaten to become a key battleground in elections due in less than two months.
At a media briefing that was short of answers on when load-shedding might end, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan apologised to the nation on Tuesday.
"We understand the frustration," Gordhan said. "We don’t have a magic formula. There is a huge struggle ahead of us to overcome this crisis."

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