Eskom warned on Thursday that it is struggling to keep the lights on, potentially adding to South Africa’s misery after days of violent looting across KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng.
The state-owned electricity monopoly said in a tweet at 3pm: “Our power system is under severe pressure. Please switch off all unnecessary lights, your geyser, pool pump and non-essential appliances.”
The warning comes as South Africa is in the grip of a winter system that has brought snow and sub-zero temperatures to many parts of the interior.
15 July 2021
Our power system is under severe pressure. Please switch off all unnecessary lights, your geyser, pool pump, and non-essential appliances. pic.twitter.com/tbSMif2V2U
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) July 15, 2021
The weather is forecast to begin warming up over most of South Africa by the weekend, with a return to temperatures that are more normal for July. — (c) 2021 NewsCentral Media