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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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