Cold Weekend: Eskom Adds To Misery, Implements Stage 4 Load-Shedding

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse on a cold, rainy Saturday – Eskom has added to the misery by ramping up load-shedding to Stage 4 from 13:00 to 22:00.

The struggling power utility said in a tweet: “#Loadshedding will be increased to Stage 4 from 13:00 until 22:00 tonight. #Stage4 loadshedding will be implemented at 08:00 until 22:00 tomorrow night. Demand is higher than anticipated, some units have tripped.”

The situation has gone from bad to worse.

On Friday Eskom only implemented load-shedding Stage 2 during the peak period from 17:00 to 22:00.

After announcing the same schedule for the weekend – Eskom changed its tune and said load-shedding would begin at 08:00 on Saturday morning until 22:00 with a repeat on Sunday.

Then came the tweet below: