Cape Town – After Eskom announced that load shedding would be escalated to stage 6, South Africans were inevitably upset with the situation and took to social media to express their agitation.
Some are funny, some are serious, and some are seriously funny.
Here are a few of our top picks:
Even the light at the end of the tunnel is off during stage 6.
— Billyblxnco (@Billyblxnco) September 18, 2022
At 4:16 this morning Eskom implemented Stage 6 loadshedding. This is on a Sunday morning! We might face Stage 8, Stage 10 or a total blackout this week. Parliament must stop all their bottled water meetings and meet urgently on this! It’s a national crises.
— Christo 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@ChristoThurston) September 18, 2022
Eskom Stage 6 @elonmusk South Africans you better retweet until Elon see this and help us with electricity in South Africa
— HeART®️📸 (@Rilley_Mbk) September 19, 2022
Stage 6 They Even Switch Off Weak Relationships 😩. pic.twitter.com/6OCyruee0I
— 🇱 🇪 🇸 🇱 🇪 🇾• (@_lesley_za) September 19, 2022
No shame stage 6 is literally coming for the economy.
— ke_lerato (@Lerato_IamLove) September 19, 2022
Stage 6 is the devil and god having a “what if” battle https://t.co/fAnbS6YPpL
— s.s. iguana (@siyughhh) September 19, 2022
On the bright side, Stage 6 can only destroy our economy for so long. Eventually, there won’t be an economy left to destroy 😇
— Wogan (@WoganMay) September 19, 2022
Stage 6 is the worst😭😭😭 4 hours of no electricity? Aowa this is going to force us to go into the office mos
— The Voice 🎤 (@Dusty_thulz) September 19, 2022
Any chance of us dropping from Stage 6 loadshedding??
— Bruwaam (@Tariq_Bruwaam) September 19, 2022
Loadshedding stage 11:
Eskom comes to your house and takes your son because he is your Lighty .😏 stage 6
— BreezyySA_21 (@breezyysa) September 19, 2022
Stage 9 is when Eskom comes to your house to take your fridge, light bulbs, your phone, your beloved pets, family members and bed
— just a girl (@whotayechan) September 18, 2022
I skeem the larnie at Eskom comes in the morning and spins one wheel with all the stages on it and whatever it lands on, they make it that stage for the day.
— Logie Naidoo (@DbnChaarou) September 13, 2022
According to Eskom, the increase in load shedding stages was due to the overnight breakdown of five generating units.
The power utility, however, warned that higher stages of load shedding could be implemented should any further breakdowns occur.
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin