City in dark about load shedding blunder

By Drum Digital
30 April 2015

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has sent its citizens into unnecessary "load shedding alert mode".

On Thursday afternoon at around 16:00 the City tweeted that stage 1 load shedding would be implemented in the Fish Hoek and Simon's Town areas from 16:00 -18:30.

The Eskom media desk told Fin24 that although there was a high risk load shedding due to a constrained grid, no load shedding had been implemented. The City deleted its tweets at around 16:30 and admitted that its social media department had made a mistake.

In a follow-up call Fin24 managed to get through to the Technical Operations Centre (TOC) for the City's electricity department whose operator said "it's a different department that deals with social media" and further stated that the TOC did not have its contact details.

Fin24 awaits further reply.

Source: Fin24

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