South Africans react to Eskom pulling the plug on weekend plans

South Africans react to Eskom pulling the plug on weekend plans

- 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

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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.

Mzansi reacts to Eskom pulling plug on weekend plans

South Africans are upset about the implementation of load-shedding over the weekend.
Source: Getty Images compiled a few of the top tweets under #Loadshedding. Read them below:

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@kendour_ said:

"#Loadshedding is a constant reminder of how incompetent and ineffective our Government is. Every 2-3 months we go through this."

@tandmpalletsde1 wrote:

"No electricity for 3 days yoooh #Loadshedding."

@mcgates24 tweeted:

"Let's look on the bright si... Oh, there's none due to #Loadshedding."

@charljacobs said:

"Twelve years later we are still dealing with load shedding. At this point, I doubt they are even trying to resolve this issue. #Loadshedding."

@Da_Vince2 wrote:

"Eishkom is another pandemic in this country. #Loadshedding."

@KhayaYozi asked:

"Are we seriously not going to have electricity from 12pm till Sunday? @Eskom_SA #Loadshedding."

@AEssack tweeted:

"We demand a #FamilyMeeting about #Loadshedding @PresidencyZA, @CyrilRamaphosa and @MYANC."

@nelsgaspar added:

"Not only are we locked down and unable to go anywhere but now we must stay home without electricity too. Just wonderful #Loadshedding."

Earlier, 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:

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"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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