Load shedding escalated to stage 2

Eskom has implemented stage two load shedding, which is expected to continue until 10pm.

FILE: Rolling blackouts started earlier than usual this morning and there’s a strong possibility of power cuts over the weekend. Picture: Freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has escalated load shedding to stage two and is likely to continue until 10pm this evening.

The ailing parastatal earlier announced the news on Twitter:

Load shedding will move to stage 2 from 12:00, this is likely to continue until 22:00. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Rolling blackouts started earlier than usual this morning and there's a strong possibility of power cuts over the weekend.

#Eskom regrets to announce that Stage 1 #load_shedding will be implemented from 06:00 until 22:00 today.

On Thursday, the utility blamed multiple trips at its power stations for more frequent cuts, saying generators that it expected to get online this week failed.

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