By Kaya 959 News
Power utility Eskom will suspend load shedding between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, 18 March.
The late King’s memorial service will be held during that time and will be available for the nation to watch on television.
Eskom says this will allow the country to mourn the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini. The king passed away on Friday aged 72. He left behind six queens and 28 princes and princesses.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the eulogy at the memorial service.
King Zwelithini’s burial took place on Wednesday midnight and was attended by only the royals and only men.
Eskom says it will return to the regular load shedding schedule after the memorial.
On Wednesday, the power utility announced that it will be moving to stage 2.
Spokesperson Sikonathi Manthshantsha says the move back to stage two was as a result of a loss of generation capacity.
“ Eskom regrets to inform the public that due to further loss of generation capacity load shedding will increase to Stage 2 from 21:00 tonight and will continue until 05:00 on Saturday.
“This escalation in the stage of load shedding is required to safeguard the power system after a further loss of generating capacity at the Medupi, Arnot, Duvha and Kendal power stations,” the power utility announced on its website.
Check your load shedding schedule here.