Eskom implements stage 2 loadshedding on Friday 5 February 2021
Eskom took to social media to announce that it will implement stage 2 loadshedding from Friday, a move that comes unexpectedly.
Eskom implements stage 2 loadshedding
The power utility has yet to offer an explanation on what forced it to disrupt electricity supply with rotational power cuts. All we know, at this stage, is that power cuts will kick off from 12:00 and continue until Sunday, 7 February 2021.
#Loadshedding We regret to inform you that loadshedding stage 2 will be implemented from 12pm today until Sunday evening. More information to follow shortly— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 5, 2021
At the time this article was published, Eskom had not released a full statement providing insight into breakages and faults that may have forced the decision.
Social media reactions to loashedding return
The last thing anyone expected, on the first weekend since the eased lockdown regulations, was the return of power outages that, for some regions, run on for at least four hours.
Suffice it to say, nobody was chuffed about the news. Here are some of the reactions we picked out from social media.
Fuck a #Loadshedding bro— Lord Disick (@makhotla_pine) February 5, 2021
Guess the coal is wet again. It’s been raining 😑 #Loadshedding— Mpho Letsholonyane (@M_Letsholonyane) February 5, 2021
I was just thinking yesterday how we have so much electricity lately 🤣#Loadshedding— Anomaly Named Tashi (@AmazingAnomaly) February 5, 2021