City Power has warned that it is considering taking Eskom to court over the continued load shedding in the City of Johannesburg.

South Africa is on Stage 2 load shedding until Monday morning.

The power utility has attributed this to several breakdowns of generating units – at Tutuka, Kendal and Matimba.

“We are actually considering taking Eskom to court, but we are open for conversation with them. So they can understand where we are coming from. Eskom has said you cannot be excluded from load shedding. That cannot be fair. You cannot treat people differently from any other municipality if we are able to get alternatives around you. You need to at least compensate us with that monetarily or you exclude Johannesburg residents from load shedding. They are paying for that from any other IPP that we may get going forward,” says Isaac Mangena, City Power Spokesperson.

 

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