Eskom flayed on Twitter as rolling blackouts irk citizens
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.
People at Eskom costing the country millions and destroying our economy and the childrens future!— Louis Opperman (@OppermanLouis) December 4, 2018
Sundays load shedding damage my garage motor as a result I should change it, the quality one that could last cost around R3000, 🤦🏾♂️ I should understand as am a guardian too. Khulu let’s do everything we can to save jobs as this affects the investments drive to improve the GDP— Sibusiso Gama (@Sibusisogp) December 4, 2018
Eskom is just delusional, let's face it eskom has no idea what's going on. Some relief from Friday is probably code for stage 3. Eskom's load shedding is a crime, we've got prepaid, we already paid, your incompetence shouldn't be our problem, yet here we are. How much you want?— Wicked Aries (@AriesWicked) December 4, 2018
But this is very much unfair Khulu, lack of management from Eskom then everybody must suffer!!! This is like holding the nation at ransom..... Our lives come to a stand still without electricity!!!— Zizamele Shabalala (@Zizamele) December 4, 2018