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Eskom announces Stage 3 load shedding until further notice

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South Africans are once again plunged into darkness as power utility Eskom announced on Thursday morning it would be implementing Stage 3 load shedding until further notice.

Further breakdowns of generation units has plunged SA into Stage 3 load shedding until further notice. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA)

SOUTH Africans are once again plunged into darkness as power utility Eskom announced on Thursday morning it would be implementing Stage 3 load shedding until further notice.

This comes after failures occurred at power station during the course of Wednesday evening.

“Due to the failure of 2 units at Kendal Power Station and a unit each at Kriel and Arnot power stations.

“Stage 3 load shedding has been extended from 5am today (Thursday) until further notice,” Eskom spokesperson Sikhonathi Mantshantsha said.

This comes as a heavy blow to South Africans as the power utility on Wednesday announced a downgrade of load shedding Stage 4 to Stage 3 until Thursday.

Mantshantsha said this was in order to replenish dam levels at the pumped storage stations.

“This load shedding will be extended until 5am. Similarly, Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented at 4pm on Friday and continue until 5am on Saturday,” he added.

“On Monday, Eskom announced Stage 4 load shedding due to breakdowns of five generators at five power stations,” Mantshantsha said.

This remains as developing story as the power utility is expected to release a full statement later on Thursday.

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