COVID-19 negatively impacting Eskom

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha spoke on the problems at the utility. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Those hoping for a return to normality and uninterrupted power supply will be disappointed.

Eskom says Stage two load-shedding will continue on Monday.

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It says the return to service of some generation units has been delayed.

Besides the delays in maintenance, COVID-19 has also impacted the utility significantly.

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said, "definitely Eskom has been impacted and its suppliers, we have given an example in the media statement."

"One of our suppliers that's doing maintenance at Medupi power station where there are 78 employees of the contractor, 46 of them this week tested positive for COVID-19."

Watch the full interview in the video above.


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