File: Motorists navigate their way as power supply is switched off during blackouts. AFP/Rodger Bosch
JOHANNESBURG - Eskom is suspending load-shedding on Friday afternoon.
But before you get excited, it's not for your benefit.
It's only to ensure a virtual sitting of Parliament.
The load-shedding suspension will take place from midday to 5pm Friday evening to help Parliament pass a number of Appropriation Bills.
According to the power utility, passing the bills is essential for government operations.
They affect a number of state functions like hospitals and law enforcement.
Load-shedding will resume from 5pm.
#PowerAlert1— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 4, 2021
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