Eskom on Tuesday, 02 November 2021, announced that it will be implementing stage 2 loadshedding from 4pm to 5am, 03 November 2021, due to persisting power constraints.
Mzansi tweeps were left unimpressed by Eskom’s announcement to implement loadshedding just a day after the country held its local government elections. “Eskom regrets that due to a shortage of generation capacity. Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 16:00 until 05:00 tomorrow,” Eskom announced.
“This afternoon a generation unit at Kusile power station tripped, adding to the constraints. A unit each at Matimba and Arnot power stations failed to return to service as previously anticipated,” Eskom added.
South Africans on Twitter could not help but voice their displeasure at Eskom. “Stage 2 #load shedding starts now at 16:00. How does any country function with an incompetent electricity supplier such as Eskom”, “Being South African is seeing loadshedding and thinking ‘well at least it’s only stage 2, that’s nice'”, ” A day after you give them your vote they start implementing stage 2 loadshedding”, “Fuel price increase and now stage 2 load shedding”, read some of the tweets.
The power utility further announced that it expects the constraints to persist for the rest of the week which may require loadshedding to be extended.