February 11, 2019 / 3:38 PM / 2 months ago

S.Africa's president says Eskom power cuts 'most worrying'

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa February 7, 2019. Rodger Bosch/Pool via REUTERS

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday the prospect of more power cuts by utility Eskom were “most worrying”.

The cash-strapped company warned of wider controlled power cuts on Monday after six additional generating units unexpectedly went offline.

“That comes as quite a shock. It is reported that there are six units that are down - that is most worrying, most disturbing,” said Ramaphosa during a live Twitter broadcast.

Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Mark Potter

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