South Africa’s Ramaphosa cuts short Egypt trip over power crisis


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rodger Bosch/Pool via REUTERS

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short his state visit Egypt so he could return home and meet with utility Eskom, local news agency EWN said on Tuesday, over a deepening power crisis that has seen six straight days of nationwide blackouts.

Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by Tim Cocks

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