Need some light relief? Twitter reacts to Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan held a briefing on Eskom in Johannesburg on Tuesday where he outlined the extent of the crisis facing the power utility which has resulted in rotational load shedding.

Also on Tuesday, officials told Fin24 that government and Eskom was planning to introduce Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding.  

Eskom has since taken to Twitter to explain its position on load shedding Stages 5 - 8, saying these are purely there as a "contingency measure". 

The Twitterati, however, was quick on the draw:

ZAR/USD
17.54
(+0.65)
ZAR/GBP
22.98
(+0.68)
ZAR/EUR
20.65
(+0.58)
ZAR/AUD
12.58
(+0.63)
ZAR/JPY
0.17
(+1.00)
Gold
1947.58
(-3.99)
Silver
26.93
(-7.37)
Platinum
938.00
(-4.66)
Brent Crude
44.95
(+1.33)
Palladium
2123.00
(-4.73)
All Share
57451.33
(+1.22)
Top 40
53112.03
(+1.29)
Financial 15
10149.26
(+2.54)
Industrial 25
75522.89
(+1.14)
Resource 10
59625.80
(+1.15)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
Do you think it was a good idea for the government to approach the IMF for a $4.3 billion loan to fight Covid-19?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes. We need the money.
11% - 950 votes
It depends on how the funds are used.
74% - 6338 votes
No. We should have gotten the loan elsewhere.
15% - 1307 votes
Vote