Powerless South Africans don't think Stage 4 load shedding is a bright idea

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'Twas a weekend of load shedding, no lights in the house. No vacuums were stirring (to the relief of dear spouse). The kids fixed their eyes on the TV with care, in hopes that ol’ Eskom would soon put stuff there...

South Africans woke up to the misery of Stage 2 load shedding on Saturday morning. But like any good reality show, there was a blindside to the predictable plot when the power utility turned up the drama dial and jumped to Stage 4 within a matter of hours.

This move prompted many an eye roll, especially for the future of the economy and government:

Sports fans felt like tackling someone:

And some felt like they had been played:

Talking of games, it did not escape notice that winter was a few months away:

The absence of electronic stimulation had people reflecting:

But as always, we could rely on at least two people to show us the bright side:

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