No energy cuts for flood-hit eThekwini

Nonetheless, for the remainder of the nation, Eskom has confirmed that the rolling blackouts have been prolonged repeatedly till 5am on Friday morning.

Residents of Umlazi township stand over a bridge and watch containers that fell over at a container storage facility following heavy rains and winds in Durban, on 12 April 2022. Image: Phill Magakoe/AFP

JOHANNESBURG – As emergency groups scramble to rescue these affected by the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal, Eskom has confirmed that it will not be subjecting residents in rain-ravaged eThekwini to energy cuts.

The Financial Freedom Fighters (EFF) had known as on the utility to maintain the lights on in KZN as folks attempt to save themselves from the floodwaters which have already claimed 59 lives.

The purple berets stated that reducing energy in the course of the disaster wouldn’t solely be inhumane however would actively support within the trauma, dislocation and loss of life of extra folks.

Spokesperson Sikhonathi Mantshantsha stated that they will not be including to the horror.

“Eskom is repeatedly partaking with authorities within the area and we are going to take the suitable motion as required and at this level, it isn’t attainable to load shed eThekwini municipality,” he stated.

Nonetheless, for the remainder of the nation, Eskom has confirmed that the rolling blackouts have been prolonged repeatedly till 5am on Friday morning.

Billions of rand in harm has been induced to houses, roads, bridges, electrical energy and water infrastructure in eThekwini.

President Cyril Ramaphosa shall be visiting the area on Wednesday.

Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale: “Because the president prepares for this go to, his ideas are with the households who’ve misplaced family members, individuals who have been injured and people, companies and organisations which have misplaced property.”

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