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Eskom Implements Stage 4 Blackouts Until Monday Morning

Eskom Implements Stage 4 Blackouts Until Monday Morning

Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, has implemented Stage 4 blackouts until Monday morning.

That means you won’t have electricity at least three times on Sunday.

The power utility says further breakdowns at power stations necessitated the increase in power cuts.

They’re also to conserve limited diesel stocks and to allow for dam levels in the pumped storage schemes to be replenished. 

In a Twitter post seen by Pindula News, Eskom said:

Further breakdowns require the implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding with immediate effect until 05:00 on Monday morning. This is to conserve the limited diesel stocks and to create space to replenish the dam levels in the pumped storage schemes.

The prolonged power crisis in South Africa has had an adverse impact on neighbouring Zimbabwe.

The power utility has a contract to sell electricity to Zimbabwe which is also facing acute power shortages.

South Africa recently announced that it will not be able to supply Zimbabwe with electricity beyond what it is supplying right now as it is also struggling to meet local demand.

This is happening as Zimbabwe was advised by the Zambezi River Authority to shut down its Kariba South Hydro Power Plant to allow water to refill in the Kariba Dam.

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11 Comments

Vesto 1 month ago

Zimbabwe is now paying for the folly of depending on our neighbors for power. We are now paying the full price for having myopic leadership for the past 43 years.

For all hi faults Ian Smith left a legacy of power infrastructure and well planned power generation. This clueless bunch of egomaniacs and megalomaniacs have left us in a lurch whereby not only are rural areas better than urban centres, but in 43 years have led this country back to the 1900s when pit latrines, shallow wells and wood stoves were the height of luxury.

In the name of Heaven, please GO.


1 month ago

The man has failed dismally.this is a failed country having 18hrs of no electricity people should just call it quits

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

@Vesto. 👏👏👏. Incisive as always. You remind me of Machiavelli. Suave & spot-on manner of expression.

Vesto 1 month ago

Nothing escapes you @Worzell.
Ndosaka ZANU is trolling you since yesterday. I sincerely hope you won't be hounded out like they did with Machiavelli.

Shinga munhu, Shinga.
Keep on Knocking @Worzell 🤗🤗🤗

Dofo 1 month ago

Muno muZimba tiri pa stage Ani ye load shedding,,,or hatisisina zvamuchose magetsi Acho zvekuita 18hours load shedding


1 month ago

36 hour load shedding per day

. 1 month ago

shouldn't we just invite whites e British in particular to come and assist us in leadership


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

That's exactly what the Old People's home is doing. That's why they desperately beg to rejoin the Commonwealth. Look East yaMugabe ndiyo yakatipinza munyatwa. TumaZhin'azi tunovaka zvinhu zvinosara zvichifa. Kana chakasimba twoti ndechatwo kusvika matupa gold rese neLithum imi muchisara musina chinhu.

Vesto 1 month ago

Zhanga zhiri zhenyu, zhaa zhangu

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Chamatams 1 month ago

kkkkk 36 hrs load shedding???? Takatambwa, Zhanga zhiri zhenyu zhazhangu chaiyo. Magetsi ese ari kuenda ku New Parliament I think. Getting rakakosha zveshuwa. Tichborne vhunduka piano nyatsodzoka ese. Ignore ripi zviya. Gaya mari dzese dzakabiwa nevanhu ve ZANU dai yakaenda kumagetsi. I hope they are happy. SHAME


Vesto 1 month ago

Taura hako @Chamatams, dai US$15 billion isina kubiwa, dai takavaka Battoka Dam. Iye zvino dai tiri kutengesera South Africa magetsi so, tigere tatata


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