Eskom says Stage 2 load shedding is expected to last until 05:00 on Saturday morning.
Eskom had implemented Stage 4 load shedding amid continued unplanned maintenance being required at some of its power stations and the need to build up reserves ahead of the Local Government Elections on Monday.
Special voting will get underway on Saturday and Sunday.
Eskom has promised that it will have sufficient power for the elections.
Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter says power utility is building up reserves for election day:
African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramphosa says for now his concern is keeping the lights on and not on demands for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan or the Eskom board to be fired amid the continuing load shedding.
Ramphosa’s main concern is about keeping the lights on:
The governing ANC has complained that the load shedding is affecting its campaigning ahead of Monday’s elections.
Loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 3 from 21:00 on Thursday until 05:00 on Friday; thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented as previously
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— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) October 28, 2021
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Additional reporting: Ntebo Mokobo