African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa, has apologised to all South Africans who, he says, are devastated by the current severe loadshedding by the power utility, Eskom.
Eskom says it will continue with stage four loadshedding for the next few days until it restores its connection with power imports from the Cahora-Bassa Dam in northern Mozambique.
The area was affected by tropical Cyclone Idai.
Ramaphosa spoke exclusively with SABC News on the matter during his party’s election campaigning at Mahikeng in the North West.
“This current loadshedding has caused a lot of disruption and at stage four it is really devastating and this is happening at the time when Eskom is going through some challenges and we are very sorry to South Africans for this type of crisis.”
“But I am certain that we are going to be able to turn it around in the next two to three days.”
The ANC president will conclude his party’s North West election campaign trail in the Capital Mahikeng on Sunday.
On Saturday Ramaphosa visited the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region where he canvassed for his party at Potchefstroom and Khuma in Stilfontein. His tied programme is expected to end Sunday afternoon.