Mzansi reacts to the chilled #SowetoShutdown with hilarious memes

Mzansi reacts to the chilled #SowetoShutdown with hilarious memes

- On Tuesday, South Africans got ready for the feared #SowetoShutdown protest

- Many believed that the protest would see all hell break loose as Soweto residents 'ironically' protested high electricity rates

- However, the #SowetoShutdown started off calmly and it left social media users disappointed

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On Tuesday, residents vowed to shut Soweto down with protests over the high electricity rates - a move many social media uses found ironic seeing as though the township has the highest unpaid bills at Eskom.

Regardless, South Africans readied themselves for one hell of a protest, but to their dismay it appeared the #SowetoShutdown has been rather chilled.

Taking to social media, tweeps shared hilarious memes poking fun at the township's locals - who did not deliver on the promise to shut Soweto down. took a look at some of the funny posts South Africans shared about the anti-climatic #SowetoShutdown.

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Earlier, reported the Soweto shutdown began on Tuesday morning as frustrated residents took to the streets, and despite the slow start to the protest action, law enforcement officials have been deployed to the scene.

The protests are expected to continue on Wednesday when Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to deliver his 2020 Budget Speech.

Eskom has been taking no prisoners when it comes to debt-collecting in the region. The collective debt owed to the power utility is over R18 billion. reported that Soweto residents had called for a lower rate, much to the dismay of all other citizens who fork over the normal rate.

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