Eskom Celebrates 99 Years of Service and ‘Success’ With a Birthday Post That Got Mzansi Cracking

Eskom Celebrates 99 Years of Service and ‘Success’ With a Birthday Post That Got Mzansi Cracking

  • South Africans couldn’t hold back the jokes after electricity company, Eskom celebrated close to a century in existence
  • Tweeps took the mickey out of the caption that promised another ninety-nine more years of success with funny memes and comments
  • Pointing to the fact that load shedding couldn’t be considered a success, Mzansi questioned how Eskom could be longing for another century of power cuts

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South Africans were tickled by a post on Twitter by Eskom that revelled in its longevity. Tweeps used hilarious memes to dispute the caption while others explicitly expressed their disapproval.

Eskom ended their celebratory caption by saying:

"Thank you South Africa for being part of our journey!"

A note that spurred Tweeps to quickly interject with comments that voiced their disproval.

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A birthday artwork by Eskom that was posted online as the electricity company celebrated 99 years in service. Image: @Eskom_SA/Twitter
Source: Twitter

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People on Twitter did not agree with Eskom's birthday message that hinted towards success for the company. They were quick to point to load-shedding as their main grievance with some Tweeps enquired as to when they would be getting their electricity back.

Voicing out clear disapproval, @LuHLE_FUZE said:

"We’re not even happy for y’all , we’ve been in the dark and eating cold food since Saturday so boy bye!."

In a meme that poked fun at Eskom's message, @VuyoSithebe asked:

Making gest at the electricity company's regular power cut, @Phaahla_ posed a funny question:

"Are you celebrating with a candle-lit dinner tonight, Bra Eskoza?"

@CityJabavu expressed disappointment in the service from Eskom by saying:

Loadshedding is back: Eskom announces stage 2

According to Briefly News, Eskom had announced that there will be Stage 2 load-shedding from 11 am today (2 February) until Monday (7 February) at 5 am.

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The power utility said that their power stations were depleted by the past weekend's electricity usage and need an opportunity to recover, which load-shedding provided.

Many South Africans expressed their frustration upon hearing that load-shedding had returned as they felt they should be respected as paying customers.

Source: Briefly News

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