- In the midst of a pandemic that has already crippled the country, South Africans received more bad news on Friday
- Load-shedding made its dreaded return at noon on 10 June, across South Africa
- Taking to Twitter, South Africans expressed their frustration with hilarious memes and comments
If your weekend plans involved having a constant supply of electricity think again, Eskom has announced that load-shedding has once again returned to Mzansi, jumping straight to Stage 2.
The announcement was made earlier on Friday only a couple of hours before Eskom switched off the lights of many places in South Africa.
In a statement released by the power utility on Friday morning, it confirmed that generation unit breakdowns had forced its hand.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier the statement read:
""Due to the increase in generation unit breakdowns, Eskom regrets to inform the country that it will implement Stage 2 load-shedding starting at 12:00. This will continue until 22:00."
Almost immediately, #Loadshedding started trending on Twitter and South Africans expressed their frustrations with the return of Stage 2 after four months of no power cuts.
South Africans said the timing of load-shedding could not have been worse seeing as the country is fighting an uphill battle against the coronavirus, with even Gauteng Premier David Makhura testing positive.
However, in true Mzansi style, South Africans reacted to the load-shedding news with hilarious memes and comments.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported Bishop Makamu has tested positive for Covid-19; he had himself tested after feeling ill for a couple of days.
He is treating himself at home with home remedies and medication which is prepared for him by his wife. The bishop has urged to people to take the virus seriously and to follow the lockdown regulations.
"This thing hurts, my body was just fatigued and had other symptoms. I'm feeling much better now and want people to know that this is real, and they should really take this seriously," he said.
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