South Africa’s Eskom tells customers about more power cuts

Mulugeta Desalegn, an owner of a convenience store, or “spaza shop”, picks an item for a customer as he holds a candle, in Senaone, Soweto, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s struggling state power utility Eskom said on Friday it would cut up to 4,000 megawatts (MW) of power from the national grid on a rotational basis from 2 p.m.

The utility had earlier said electricity shortages could worsen due to persistent rains which are causing coal-handling problems.

Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Edmund Blair

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