A union’s threat of causing a “total blackout” in the greater Johannesburg area this month would be an act of sabotage, City Power said on Thursday. The South African Municipal Worker’s Union told the City of Johannesburg’s power utility that it would go on a full-blown strike on Monday October 19, resulting in “a total blackout of Johannesburg and all its suburbs”.The union said City Power failed to address issues relating to corruption levelled against its managing director, Sicelo Xulu. It added that board chairperson Frank Chiksne had “failed to act on corruption allegations, which are happening under his watch”.
It would be the first time employees have brought darkness to the economic hub of South Africa.

Total black out