S.Africa’s president says Eskom power cuts ‘most worrying’

Cyril-Ramaphosa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday the prospect of more power cuts by utility Eskom were “most worrying”.

The cash-strapped company warned of wider controlled power cuts on Monday after six additional generating units unexpectedly went offline.

“That comes as quite a shock. It is reported that there are six units that are down – that is most worrying, most disturbing,” said Ramaphosa during a live Twitter broadcast.

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