How Eskom power cuts can become election battleground

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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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