The hashtag #earthquake trended in South Africa after residents in Cape Town felt tremors from an earthquake south of the continent. Many experienced a…
Eskom on Tuesday announced that it will be implementing Stage 2 load shedding throughout the day “due to a shortage of capacity”.
#PowerAlert Due to a shortage of capacity stage 2 loadshedding is to be implemented from 9 am to 11pm today. Media statement with more details to follow @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityTshwane @CityofJoburgZA @CityofCT @ewnupdates @SABCNewsOnline @IOL @eNCA @SAgovnews
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) October 16, 2019
Naturally, the news angered South Africans, who took to Twitter to express themselves.
— Theo The Ninja™ (@Yung_TheoLogyZA) October 16, 2019
— Richardson Mzaidume (@hlubizer) October 16, 2019
Eskom is evil like y’all stopped for the entire year not giving us #Loadshedding. In summer guys? Really? You should have done this back in January to April but no you want to ruin our December pic.twitter.com/N18K8pcBKO
— IG:ProsperQD (@prosper_qd) October 16, 2019
— Darth Satyr 🏳️🌈🇿🇦 (@DarthSatyr) October 16, 2019
— Malema cleo (@latimalema) October 16, 2019
Back in February, Eskom crippled the country by implementing Stage 4 power outages. This time around, however, it’s unclear if load shedding will continue into the rest of the week.
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