The boss of South Africa’s power distributor Escom has apologised to the nation for ongoing power rationing that has inconvenienced customers.
Andre de Ruyter said the company was working to restore uninterrupted power supply.
He blamed poor and old infrastructure for the power problems facing customers adding that they “cannot perform miracles overnight”.
South Africans have been having scheduled blackouts, commonly known as load shedding, since Wednesday after two power generating units broke down.
Poor maintenance, rising costs, falling revenues, crumbling infrastructure, corruption and mismanagement have in the past been blamed for South Africa’s energy crisis.
On Tuesday, Eskom said that the limited supply of electricity would persist through the South African winter, increasing the likelihood of further blackouts.