Faizel Patel, Radio Islam - 10-12-2019
The Presidency says President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected meet with the Board and Management of Eskom to resolve the current electricity crisis affecting most of the country.
Ramaphosa cut short his visit to Egypt following public outcry over his trip, which was announced just hours after South Africans were slapped with Stage 6 load shedding by Eskom.
Eskom has downgraded load shedding to stage 4, with Eskom insisting the country won’t reach a total blackout stage.
In a statement, the Presidency says Ramaphosa departed the Egyptian capital Cairo on Tuesday, where he held official talks with President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi.
It says Ramaphosa received news that the country was experiencing stage six load shedding only after he departed for Egypt.
“President Ramaphosa was slated to participate in a high-level panel at the Inaugural Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development on the 11th of December 2019 but has returned to South Africa to attend to urgent domestic priorities."
Ramaphosa is also expected to visit Tembisa on the East Rand that has been severely impacted by the recent rains, leading to wide scale flooding.