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People demand answers from Eskom over Load shedding

South Africa – It’s been chaotic in the country as people are experiencing load shedding for more than 8 hours a day… The people are fed up and are demanding answers from Eskom.

Give answers or face legal action. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter have until Friday to do just that. They were served with a letter of demand over blackouts.

South Africans are coming for the failing power utility from all angles. Groups are taking to the streets in protest while high-profile lawyers, political leaders, and civil society are threatening legal action.

Lawyers have been instructed to demand power outages be stopped with immediate effect. If not, a full explanation of why it can’t be stopped must be given.

They’re also demanding the 18.65 per cent increase granted by Nersa not be implemented. If the answers are not forthcoming on Friday, legal papers will be filed on Monday.

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In Other News – Chaos as man kills his father and hides body in maize filed

Zimbabwe – A Nyamandlovu man allegedly strangled his father and castrated the body with a blunt object before further dismembering it and stashing it in a maize field. Police are hunting for Effort Nothoenhle Dube (29) who was heard shouting in a high-pitched voice saying: “I want to kill my father!”

He allegedly killed Makhosi King Dube (69) in cold blood and cut off his tongue, his arms and left his scrotum hanging loosely.

A motive is yet to be established for the blood-curdling attack that occurred last Saturday. A villager who requested not to be named and stays at Seafield Estate village in Nyamandlovu said he heard Effort shouting that he wanted to kill his father.

“I took that lightly as I thought he was under the influence of booze,” said the neighbour who appeared to have goosebumps at the recollection. Read More

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