Is load shedding imminent? The DA thinks so...

By Doug Mattushek - 19 September 2019Views : 733


The Democratic Alliance has claimed it's been informed that Eskom will implement load shedding before the end of September.

On 17th September, the DA's shadow minister for public enterprises Natasha Mazzone wrote a letter to Eskom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza requesting confirmation of the information.

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"The DA has been reliably informed that Eskom has warned municipalities it will be implementing load shedding as early as the end of September," it read.

"Could you kindly confirm whether this is the case within 24 hours given the possible severity of the situation?"

Eskom is yet to officially respond to Mazzone's letter.

The state-owned utility has been able to keep the lights on since March following a disastrous start to the year, where the economy shrank 3.2%. Load shedding contributed heavily to that number, as it has been documented that it costs the economy R1 billion per day per stage of load shedding.