Messages with false information about load-shedding have been doing the rounds.
One‚ which claims to be from Eskom‚ suggests that there will be no electricity in the country on Thursday from 6am to 12pm.
In a statement subsequently shared on Twitter‚ Eskom said these messages are “false and misleading”.
Eskom explained that load-shedding is a “measure of last resort” to “stabilise the system” and avoid a “total blackout”. It is controlled and managed “on a rotational basis” for periods of between two and four hours at a time.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) December 5, 2018
Eskom has confirmed that load-shedding will be implemented today from 9am to 10pm “due to a shortage of capacity.”
#PowerAlert : #Eskom will implement stage 2 #loadshedding today from 09:00 to 22:00 due to a shortage of capacity. We apologise for the inconvenience. @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityofCT @CityofJoburgZA @eThekwiniM @CityTshwane @TrafficSA
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) December 6, 2018
Source: TMG Digital.