Eskom Confirms Stage 2 Load Shedding For Monday

Eskom is broke, that is according to the Department of Public Enterprises. PICTURE: M&G

JOHANNESBURG: Eskom had to implement stage 2 load shedding across the country on Sunday for the first time since 20 December.

More load shedding is expected from 9am on Monday morning and for the rest of the week.

Eskom had to implement stage 2 load shedding across the country on Sunday for the first time since 20 December. Eskom’s Andrew Etzinger says that while the company has spent billions on new power stations, it still isn’t enough.

Etzinger says that state capture has also placed pressure on the power utility. Meanwhile, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will be meeting with the utility’s board at Megawatt Park this morning.

Eskom says that Gordhan wants an explanation from the board on the recent power cuts and how it plans to address them.