Eskom’s fleet ‘as broken down as it’s ever been’

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Lethabo Power Station in the Free State. Photo: Elizabeth Sejake/City Press
Lethabo Power Station in the Free State. Photo: Elizabeth Sejake/City Press


The woman tasked with ensuring that load shedding is stopped was shocked on Friday when she heard how many of the struggling power giant’s power stations were out of action.

Eskom introduced stage 2 load shedding at 11am on Friday for the second time this week with barely half an hour’s notice and warned that it could get worse over the weekend. Less than three hours later, it was moved up to stage 4.

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