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

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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:

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