Eskom announces Stage 2 load-shedding on 1st day of spring: SA reacts

Eskom announces Stage 2 load-shedding on 1st day of spring: SA reacts

- Electricity public utility, Eskom, announced the implementation of load-shedding Stage 2 this morning, Tuesday 1 September

- It's the 1st day of the new month and season and Saffas are not impressed

- Mzansi tweeps weren't shy to share their feelings about Stage 2

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The 1st of September marks the first day of Spring in South Africa. Most South Africans spent the last month waiting for good news. However, the country's electricity public utility had other plans as they announced Stage 2 load-shedding.

Eskom made an announcement through their social media this morning that they would be implementing Stage 2 load-shedding from 12pm until 10pm, citing a severely constrained power system as their reasoning.

South African Twitter users were anything but impressed but in Mzansi spirit they reacted with hilarious GIFs and memes.

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Eskom announces Stage 2 load-shedding on 1st day of spring: SA reacts

South Africans are getting their candles ready as Stage 2 load-shedding is implemented. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Well-known Twitter parody account @AdvoBarryRoux (Man’s Not Barry Roux) shared the media statement released by Eskom with a similar caption to @Eskom_SA. Twitter users took to his reply section to share their reactions.

From blaming the return of whistle girl to complaining about cooking with a powerbank, here's what some Saffa tweeps had to say:

@Nessa_DaKar replied:

"Every time it gets cold... Eskom power failure is constrained. Think they starting to do this on purpose now."

Bantu_ngqo said:

"Am sure they bought second-hand generators."

@MoIntelligence added:

"Lapho I am writing my exam tomorrow... this is bad."

@JosiahOpara1 wrote:

"Yea neh, why must it happen today that's super cold #Loadshedding"

In other news making headlines, recently reported on a bakkie that drove circles around a police van. In a video that has gone viral, a white bakkie can be seen 'drifting' around a police van. The video was taken in Malamulele, Limpopo and uploaded to Twitter over the weekend. It has gained over 50 000 views and almost 2 000 retweets.

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The video was uploaded by Twitter user @G33_Maltown and captioned it:

"Meanwhile in Malamulele, so much disrespect."

In the over-200 replies to the original tweet, some South Africans found the display to be funny whilst others found it highly disrespectful.

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