The IFP in Parliament says if Eskom Acting CEO and board Chairperson Jabu Mabuza is not winning the battle to resolve the crisis at the power utility – he should step down.
Several Free State municipalities are on the brink of financial collapse due to mounting debts running into billions of rand.
Eskom says no load shedding is planned for Sunday. However, the power utility says it could be implemented at short notice should there be a significant shift in plant performance.
Minister of Minerals and Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe says government will start buying power from private suppliers immediately and will gazette the IRP 2019 on Friday.
Eskom says it will reinstate stage two load shedding from midday to 23:00 on Friday. It says it will start with stage one at 09:00 and switch to stage two at midday.