13 March 2013 - According to Zambia Reports Zesco says electricity consumers are now so used to load shedding they are mistaking electrical faults for load shedding.
 
Zesco public relations officer Yammy Zimba has advised the Zambian public to make a clear distinction between load shedding and faults. She says some consumers have not been reporting electrical faults but instead mistake such for load shedding.
 
Recently the breakdown of two generators at Kafue Gorge and Kariba North Bank led to a national blackout due to frequent load shedding.