- On Thursday morning, Eskom announced it would be implementing load-shedding Stage 2
- The news quickly went viral and South Africans were not to happy about the pending power cuts
- Taking to social media, Saffas expressed their frustrations with the power utility by posting hilarious memes
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Just when you thought things could not get any worse, boom, Eskom drops load-shedding Stage 2.
On Thursday, South Africans woke up to news that the power utility implemented Stage 2 and warned that it could be escalated to Stage 3 laterinthe day.
"The delay of the return to service of two units at Duvha and Tutuka and the breakdowns of four units at Kriel, Tutuka, and Kendal have resulted in the need for load-shedding today," read a statement from Eskom.
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The news went viral on Mzansi social media and started trending on Twitter. Needless to say, South Africans are not happy.
Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at some of the reactions Saffas had to the power outages today.
Twitter user, @1karlien, commented:
"SA government: OK, we will consider lifting the ban on alcohol and tobacco, but then you are getting #Loadshedding."
Mthokozisi Bennis, who goes by the Twitter handle @Mtho_Bennis, added:
"Eskom continues to mess up our lives! What have we done as ordinary people to be squashed like this? #Loadshedding"
Christian Maidman, @C_Maidman, wrote:
"When South Africans demand Level 2 they need to be more specific. #Level2 #Loadshedding #LockdownSA"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported South Africa may well be moving to more relaxed lockdown restrictions with President Cyril Ramaphosa expected to make an announcement soon.
This comes as the country records declining new infections amid the pandemic with the recovery rate remaining high.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has provided SA with an update on the latest Covid-19 statistics. In a statement released on Tuesday evening, the minister confirmed that the nation had recorded just over 2 500 new infections in the past 24 hours.
The country also experienced 130 new Covid-19 fatalities, pushing the death toll to 10 751. However, the recovery rate has slightly increased and now stands at 75%, explained the minister:
"The number of recoveries currently stands at 426 125, which translates to a recovery rate of 75%."
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