- Eskom announced the implementation of Stage two load-shedding in Mzansi from Thursday afternoon until Sunday evening
- Frustrated South Africans are using the hashtag #Loadshedding to express their feelings about the power utility
- Many are annoyed at being stuck at home due to the country being in lockdown and now having no electricity
Eskom has announced the return of Stage two load-shedding. South Africans have expressed their unhappiness about the news and the power utility through the trending hashtag, #Loadshedding on Twitter.
Many are upset that the country is in lockdown and now they'll be stuck at home without electricity. The double-hit has angered a lot of SAns that are tagging President Cyril Ramaphosa in their tweets.
Loadshedding is expected to last until the evening of Sunday, 17 January.
Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the top tweets under #Loadshedding. Read them below:
"#Loadshedding is a constant reminder of how incompetent and ineffective our Government is. Every 2-3 months we go through this."
"No electricity for 3 days yoooh #Loadshedding."
"Let's look on the bright si... Oh, there's none due to #Loadshedding."
"Twelve years later we are still dealing with load shedding. At this point, I doubt they are even trying to resolve this issue. #Loadshedding."
"Eishkom is another pandemic in this country. #Loadshedding."
"Are we seriously not going to have electricity from 12pm till Sunday? @Eskom_SA #Loadshedding."
"We demand a #FamilyMeeting about #Loadshedding @PresidencyZA, @CyrilRamaphosa and @MYANC."
"Not only are we locked down and unable to go anywhere but now we must stay home without electricity too. Just wonderful #Loadshedding."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on Eskom's announcement of the implementation of load-shedding. The power utility has confirmed that Stage 2 outages will be implemented from Thursday afternoon and into the weekend:
"Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented starting at 12:00 this afternoon through to Sunday night. The load-shedding is necessary due to the loss of generation capacity overnight. Load-shedding is also required to manage the use of the emergency reserves, which will help us contain the stage of load-shedding required."
Eskom warned that the system remains vulnerable and unpredictable, with the outages subject to change at short notice should any further breakdowns occur.
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