More pain as Eskom ramps up load shedding to stage 6

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Eskom has announced that load shedding will be ramped up to stage 6 on Wednesday.

“Stage 6 load shedding will be implemented from 12:00 until further notice. This is due to a high number of breakdowns since midnight, as well as the requirement to strictly preserve the remaining emergency generation reserves. Eskom will publish a full statement in due course,” said Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

Eskom initially ramped up load shedding to stage 4 on Wednesday, citing a number of breakdowns and shortages in generation capacity,

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