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Mantashe Warns Severe Load Shedding May Cause Revolts

Mantashe Warns Severe Load Shedding May Cause Revolts

The National Chairperson of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), Samson Gwede Mantashe, has warned that the current crisis at power utility Eskom may cause social unrest in the country.

On Saturday, Eskom escalated its rolling blackouts from Stage Four to Five due to what it called unusually high demand.

The electricity shortages were exacerbated by the breakdown of a generating unit each at Hendrina, Kendal, and Kriel power stations.

Earlier last week, Eskom had pushed up the rolling blackouts to Stage Six.

Mantashe, who is also South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, was speaking at the Matla Coal Multi-purpose Hall outside Kriel in Mpumalanga. He said:

When you have level six any time up and down the state is going to be overthrown by the people, that’s what it means actually.

l am talking about a revolt. Eskom must do what it should do, technically they have the capacity to do it.

South Africa, just like its northern neighbour, Zimbabwe, is experiencing debilitating power cuts. | SABC News

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1 month ago

Zanupf infected virus in their system 😂 😂 😂 😂

SIR Zimbabwe 1 month ago


Dofo 1 month ago

Next they will reduce exports to cover the gap

Dispatch🔰 1 month ago

Eskom -Zesa same WhatsApp group

Dofo 1 month ago

Limpopo rwakapera mvura

1 month ago

covid south africa covid zimbabwe , , , , lockdown south africa lockdown zimbabwe , , , , dudula south africa , , ,machete gang zimbabwe , , , , , , , corruption jozi corruption zanu, , , , , , eskom south , , , , , Soda zimbabwe aaaaaaaaah but why same same

Black Jack 1 month ago

They are paying the price of corruption and lack of strategic management/planning just líke their northern neighbour Zimbabwe but at least their load shedding and handling of the crisis has a semblance of order


facts 1 month ago

izibhónda ezinga mashónà will soon realize that voting Mnangagwa out is the only solution

feel sad that my sister is married to these bóotlickers


gwede mantashu wants a 1 month ago

revolt.he should be arrested for treason.just saying.

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Gwede Mantashe can count himself lucky he is a South African. If he was a Zimbabwean CCC supporter, Job Sikhala would have a cell-mate tonight.

We certainly have freedom of speech, but Freedom after Speech is not guaranteed

Biden 1 month ago

Poor planning, the apartheid gvt although racist and under sanctions why is it they never had these loadsheddings

Dofo 1 month ago

Uchanzwa vakuti ma Zimbabwen akutipedzera magetsi😅😅Dudula muriko here

Chris Mutsvangwa 1 month ago

It's sanctions tht finish electricity

Zelensky 1 month ago

In Zimbabwe there is no revolt Porice ne Gunners remunomu vano svasvanga , unokuvalila mukati , unofira mukati se socks , you complain zvatodarika .

👪 1 month ago

Sanction.... racho pamunoriisa sandipo Guyz ....

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