Ramaphosa declares National State of Disaster over electricity crisis

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a National State of Disaster over the electricity crisis with immediate effect.

Ramaphosa made the announcement while delivering the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

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He says the state of disaster will exempt critical infrastructure including hospitals and water treatment plants from rolling blackouts.

Ramaphosa also says a Minister of Electricity in the Presidency will be appointed.

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