Eskom says it will no longer be implementing load shedding on Thursday night as demand has been significantly reduced.

Earlier, the power utility said the grid was under extreme pressure due to high demand because of extreme cold weather conditions in most parts of the country.

The electricity supplier said one generation unit at the Tutuka power station had tripped while another one was taken off the grid, as well as a unit at Lethabo.

Eskom had been warning of a possibility of load shedding at least three months after implementing rotational power cuts.

-EWN

In other news – Skeem Saam actor Mushi Sewetsi arrested for dealing in illicit cigarettes granted bail

Soapie and radio drama actor Mushi Sewetsi, 44, was granted bail in Polokwane magistrate’s court for dealing in illicit cigarettes.

Mushi Sewetsi

Sewetsi, who featured regularly in Skeem Saam soapie as a pastor, appeared alone in the dock without the other four suspects. The state demanded R3,000 bail. continue reading