Brace for stage-two load shedding‚ warns Eskom

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Eskom has warned that there is a high probability of stage-two load shedding for up to 13 hours on Friday. 

The cash-strapped power utility said the likelihood of load shedding on a wider scale than experienced on Thursday was as a result of the “loss of additional units overnight”.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said on Thursday that stage-one rotational power cuts had to be rolled out from midday due to “unplanned outages”.

Eskom chairman Jabu Mabuza said on Wednesday that the power utility had seen a steady decline in plant performance and coal supply‚ which threatened its ability to keep the lights on‚ reported BusinessLIVE.

NMB Loadshedding schedule
NMB Loadshedding schedule
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