Legal firm, De Beer Attorneys, is preparing to take legal action against Eskom in respect of the preventable losses suffered by businesses and individuals as a result of load shedding.
The Law firm called on South Africans who have suffered financial losses as a result of load shedding to get in touch as the firm prepare to take legal action against Eskom.
The firm said “Legally, if the business in question had a specific contract with Eskom regarding the provision of electricity, then Eskom’s negligent conduct which resulted in the causing of the power supply failure, will form the basis of our claim.”
“We have received a lot of interest and are calling people to come forward to strengthen the case,” Bergenthuin said.
Bergenthuin said Eskom should be held accountable for the losses suffered and that each case would no doubt have to be evaluated on its own merits.
Eskom suspended load shedding on Sunday 24 March following a period of more than 10 days of continuous outages – the worst in history as the power utility introduce stage 4 load shedding for the first time.
Eskom said the return of power was a result of a recovery in plant performance and an increase in diesel and water reserves.
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