The DA said in a statement on Thursday that it had reliably heard that Eskom had issued a warning to municipalities about the “strong possibility of load shedding in September and October” this year.
Natasha Mazzone, DA’s shadow minister of public affairs, said in the statement that the opposition party has now written to Eskom chairman Jabu Mabuza for transparency in order to clarify the matter.
“Eskom has continually failed in its mandate to provide reliable and sustained electricity supply and it appears as if millions of South Africans and the faltering economy will be abandoned by Eskom again,” says Mazzone.
According to the statement, each load-bearing phase is estimated to cost the country about R1 billion a day.
“Eskom has repeatedly plunged our country into deep trouble. South Africa cannot afford a repeat of the load shedding of the country earlier this year, ”says Mazzone.
The DA is of the opinion that the ANC also does not come up with any plans to solve problems at Eskom. “Threatening load shedding in municipalities shows that the much-talked-about recovery plans have produced nothing,” the statement says.