'Loadshedding affects lives and livelihoods' - politicians' war of words over blackouts

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Kusile Power Station.
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DA members of the Western Cape legislature ripped into the ANC on Thursday, blaming the national government for Eskom's failure to keep on the lights.

During the debate on the impact of load shedding in the province, MPs were at each other's throats. The matter was debated against the backdrop of Eskom's implementation of stage 4 loadshedding due to constraints at several of its generation plants.

DA member of the provincial legislature (MPL), Mireille Wenger, said the ANC government had failed citizens.

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