Eskom flayed on Twitter as rolling blackouts irk citizens

04 December 2018 - 10:59 By TimesLIVE
Image: 123rf.com/Prapan Ngawkeaw

Eskom is taking a beating on social media as consumers lament continuing rolling national blackouts to preserve the national electricity grid.

Tuesday saw the resumption of stage 2 power cuts from 9am to 10pm. The situation is unlikely to improve until Friday.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said in an update after power cuts ended on Monday night: “I'm afraid tomorrow will see the implementation of stage 2 from 9am until 10pm again. The prognosis from the system operator is that the power system will remain constrained for most of this week, with some relief from Friday.”

The power utility said there was a number of power-generating units out of service because of breakdowns.

Twitter has turned into a battlefield with users tearing strips off the parastatal for the continuing power cuts and problems with its power-cut website.

“It never rains but it pours,” said Phasiwe in a tweet.

People accused Eskom of wrecking the economy, and their electronic devices.


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