Durban - A social media post claiming that the country would be plunged into six hours of darkness today is a hoax Eskom said.
On Wednesday Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe used Twitter to alert South Africans to the fake message.
Phasiwe said: “ALERT: A message doing the rounds on social media alleging that there won't be electricity tomorrow for the whole day is fake news. Where load shedding becomes a necessity, usually Eskom & municipalities implement it for a maximum of 4 hours per area. If in doubt, call 0860037566.”
Some people have agreed that it is a hoax and that the same post was circulated a year or two ago.
Load shedding has been re-implemented and people can check on their areas by visiting the Eskom website or that of their local municipality.