Eskom extends stage 2 power cuts to Sunday as more units break down

Eskom said that it was working hard to return the units back to service.

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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has extended stage two load shedding to Sunday evening at 11pm.

The utlity has cited a further loss of generation capacity as the reason for the extension, as well as the need to replenish emergency reserves.

Stage two power cuts kicked in on Wednesday and were expected to end at 11pm tonight.

Eskom said that it was working hard to return the units back to service.

Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha: "Over the past 24 hours, further breakdowns occurred at three power stations putting further strain on generation capacity. The breakdowns are at the Kriel, Medupi and Kendal power stations and they have resulted in generation units being taken offline for various faults."

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