Kaya News Reporter
Backtracking on its earlier statement, City Power will go ahead with Eskom’s loadshedding schedule for Joburg.
On Sunday the Johannesburg municipality said there was no reason for loadshedding to be implemented in the city.
This after securing an additional 220 MW in electricity from the privately owned Kelvin Power station. The municipality believed this would give residents respite against Eskom’s loadshedding.
However, on Monday City Power said they would comply with loadshedding in Johannesburg to protect the national grid from a total collapse.
Pressure from Eskom will see City Power adhering to the nationwide outages.
In a statement Eskom said, “City Power will follow Eskom’s directive and implement loadshedding on its customers in Johannesburg as required. The collective understanding by both entities is to protect the national power grid while reducing the impact of loadshedding.
Earlier this Monday, Eskom informed South Africans that loadshedding will continue until Tuesday.
Angry South Africans said the power utility’s apology is unacceptable after Eskom CEO, Andre De Ruyter expressed his public regret.
“We simply cannot perform miracles overnight. So, I apologise to the nation for the hardship that we continue to inflict as a result of load shedding, but bear with us, we are working on this.”