Andre de Ruyter the Eskom CEO says it’s necessary to warn the public that Stage 6 could be implemented today from 17h00 this afternoon owing in part to a breakdown of power plants and including the unlawful industrial action by our workers. What does stage 6 mean ? It mean that people who are in the affected areas will experience 6 hours of load shedding per day. First, our teams are working very long hours under very difficult conditions to keep capacity online said the CEO De Ruyter.
He went on to accuse Eskom Employees of being selfish and being unpatriotic by letting South Africans feel the pain when they should be negotiating with the government and Eskom management. We will consider laying criminal charges in confirmed cases of arson or violence, De Ruyter says no protestors have been arrested yet.
However South Africans are happy at all as some took to social media to render their protest to the authorities. Here are some of the reactions:
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