- A man, John Barnardt, took to social media to applaud an Eskom worker
- Barnardt paid tribute to a woman who single-handedly installed a transformer, apparently far better than three men could do it
- The post generated thousands of reactions and the Eskom worker went viral
On Monday morning, a man, John Barnardt, took to the Facebook group #ImStaying to applaud a female Eskom worker on her hard and exceptional work.
Barnardt said the lady, who he identified simply as Agnes, managed to not only install a transformer by herself, but to do it in under an hour.
According to Barnardt, it took three men an entire day to do exactly the same job.
"Agnes from Eskom. Woman alone she installed a transformer in one hour where it took three men a whole day on a previous occasion. Let's give her credit, no one else in her company will."
The post gathered over 23 000 reactions in just eight hours and South Africans sang Agnes' praise.
Nicola Rugg commented:
"I know a few great female electricians. Fantastic stuff."
Annemarie Kotze Gutteridge added:
"Please teach everyone to work like you Agnes!"
Jenny Johnson wrote:
"She deserves a Bells! Well done lady."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported President Cyril Ramaphosa said the culture of non-payment has added to Eskom's troubles.
Ramaphosa says the power cuts had come at a time where South Africa is attempting to garner investment in the country.
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