Cape Town -Load shedding was the villain once more after a video spread on Twitter, showing people stuck on a ride in Gold Reef City after it stopped mid-air due to load shedding.
Despite the fear that those on the ride must have felt while feeling it coming to a standstill and being stuck so far off the ground, the person who took the video can be heard laughing. He found the funny side of it, as South Africans often do.
“At least it wasn’t stuck upside down,” one user tweeted.
Watch the video here:
Eskom did the things 😂 pic.twitter.com/zH8pIPsNR2
— K U L A N I (@kulanicool) November 20, 2022
South Africans often need to consider many things before they leave their homes and embark on their journies. For quite a long time, safety was at the top of that list. However, it seems that now people are more focused on the load shedding schedules before they go out.
“Ehh, now you gotta consider load shedding when you go to gold reef,” @AshleyMehlape tweeted.
It can also sometimes seems like South Africans are so used to adversity that they become nonchalant about most things.
People walking past minding their own business
— Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (@Candle_Kerese) November 20, 2022
Besides load shedding, other circumstances surrounding the ride coming to a standstill are unclear as the theme park has not released a statement addressing the issue as yet.
It is also unclear whether other rides experienced the same issue or how long the people captured in the video were stuck on the ride.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin