Eskom suspends load-shedding after Parliament calls in a favour

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.

READ: Load-shedding to continue until Friday

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.

READ: Stage 2 load-shedding to be implemented from 4pm

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.


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