Rumor has it that Eskom has been commissioned by the government to keep the electricity supply running without load shedding until after the election.
This orders comes in light of the ANC’s decline in their support from voters for the upcoming election in May.
The ANC apparently said Eskom had to keep the lights on, whatever it cost, because it could be extremely harmful to the regime if power cuts had to hit the country.
The possibility that South Africa will be hit hard again with load shedding after the elections, looks like a dark cloud on business people, industrialists and food producers.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Eskom workers is fearing for their lives if they cannot comply with the mandate, and therefore do not disregard financial costs to keep the lights on.
The diesel generators apparently run 24 hours a day, and maintenance is under the supervision of engineers hoping to provide power without interruption until the election.
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