- Loadshedding was moved from Stage 2 to Stage 4 in an unexpected turn of events from embattled power utility Eskom
- The news of Stage 4 on a Wednesday came as a surprise to many across the country who expected to cope with Stage 2 for the day
- Many South Africans used social media to express their thoughts about the power utility, loadshedding and the country as a whole
As Covid-19 continues to negatively impact the country with the economy arguably taking the biggest blow the implementation of loadshedding, the upgrade to Stage 4 seems to be the salt on the wound for many South Africans.
Apart from businesses dependant on electricity losing money due to power cuts, many South Africans have taken to home-based online work as a last resort following the pandemic, a sector that is completely shut down by loadshedding.
Briefly News took to Twitter to see what some South Africans had to say about the matter.
Read some of the social media posts shared by South Africans below:
"Stage 4 loadshedding and there is still no reconfiguration of the Board, no great movement on holding the CEO accountable, no word from the ministers responsible for Eskom and energy jointly. We are just vibing. What a terrible place these people are turning our beloved nationinto"
"More than 14 years of #Loadshedding and no clear plan to fix Eskom. Today we are back at Stage 4 loadshedding."
"Stage 4 loadshedding. Eskom workers come to the house and take batteries from the remote."
"This is our life now - living according to a loadshedding schedule. #EskomSePush."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Eskom had once again brought loadshedding back.
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Cause of loadshedding
The company has cited a few non-functioning generators as the cause for the power cuts as well as strain put on its system due to increased demand for electricity during this chilly winter period.
Naturally, social media users were not impressed by the news and took to the comments section to air their grievances. Many criticised the power utility's inability to properly manage funds while others simply served a little piece of their minds.
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