'Wrinkled clothes' and a 'blue Monday' for Mzansi as load-shedding continues
South Africans took to social media to express their frustration after Eskom announced that load-shedding up to stage 4 would continue into the week.
Some South Africans started off Monday morning with no power, including parts of Johannesburg north, causing major traffic delays. Millions were left with no power over the weekend after stage 4 was implemented.
Eskom said stage 4 will be implemented on Monday from 9am to 11pm as well as on Tuesday.
The power utility stated that about 80% of the country's demand will still be met during stage 4.
Eskom said its maintenance teams are working to resolve the matter and will return generation units to the electricity system, citing capacity constraints as the main problem.
The extension of the load-shedding period infuriated many as the power cuts continue to impact the daily lives of millions of South Africans.
If only Eskom could be as organised as its load shedding scheudle...— Michael Owen (@MichaelOwenZA) March 18, 2019
Dear CEO’s, managers, directors, supervisors, team leaders, HR consultants.— karabo Kers (@KersVK) March 18, 2019
Have a cup of coffee ☕️ when you get to the office. Everyone is late for work. So please relax.
Blame Eskom for the late coming. 🥰