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Eskom confirms power cuts to continue into the weekend

Stage two power cuts will continue into the weekend, power utility Eskom said on Friday.

In a statement, the utility said that due to a shortage of generating capacity, stage two power cuts would be implemented between 5 pm and 10 pm on Friday and that this would be repeated on Saturday and Sunday.

It added that it currently had 3,405MW on planned maintenance while 15,534MW of capacity was unavailable due to breakdowns.

The utility has been implementing the rolling blackouts during the evening peak for the last two weeks as it struggles to keep its generators from breaking down.


In other news – Former Uzalo actor Siyabonga Shibe (Qhabanga) fumes over drug abuse accusations

South African actor Siyabonga Shibe is seething with anger over drug abuse accusations. This after a YouTuber, only named as Lalela MFT, claimed that Siyabonga had admitted to using drugs and that Uzalo had rescued him when he was down.

Siyabonga Shibe

But Siyabonga has denied the claims. “These accusations are pissing me off. I’ve never used drugs in my life. In fact, I always warn the youth not to engage in drugs,” he said. Learn More

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