- Eskom #announced the return of Stage 4 load-shedding on Wednesday afternoon, adding that the cold weather had added to an already-strained situation
- South Africans were not happy with the power utility dropping a major bomb at midday
- Taking to social media, Saffas reacted to the news with hilarious memes
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Eskom has announced that it will be implementing Stage 4 load-shedding from 3pm to 10pm on Wednesday due to the power system being 'severely constrained', in addition to cold weather placing additional demand on the grid.
In a statement released by the embattled power utility, they also noted that multiple unit breakdowns had added to the crisis:
"Due to the continuing severe generation supply constraints caused by multiple unit breakdowns as well as the additional demand caused by the cold weather, Eskom will escalate the level of load-shedding to Stage 4."
News of Stage 4 load-shedding spread fast and South Africans were left fuming.
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However, in true Mzansi style, South Africans used humour to express their frustrations with the power utility and they reacted to the news with hilarious memes.
Twitter user, @neo_syre, commented:
"It seems like load-shedding is the only service delivery we get on time without fail, even twice as promised. Stage 4."
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported a man hilariously recreated the Rakgadi memorial service moment and it had South Africans laughing out loud.
The video trended online alongside the hashtag "Rakgadi" and now some people are even making it the #RakgadiChallenge. One lady, @Rosey_Berry, shared a man's TikTok video on Twitter and captioned it:
"This one sent me. #Rakgadi #Rakgadichallenge."
In the video, the man can be seen re-enacting the sister's speech on a remixed soundtrack. Soon, the challenge blew up and more people shared their hilarious versions of #Rakgadi.
One woman hilariously re-enacted the moment and instead of getting thrown with a small object, as in the actual case, someone hurled an entire trash can at her. The video was shared on Twitter by social media user @AwodimpleA, who captioned it:
"This is not a country for the faint hearted #Rakgadi #Rakgadichallenge."
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