Fast food chain Nando’s has mocked President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “farm gate” scandal in response to Eskom’s announcement of a possible load shedding.
Nando’s is among social media users known for his witty jokes and engagement News.
The utility said on Tuesday that its system was constrained and warned it could implement load shedding.
“Eskom warns the public that due to the ongoing shortage of generation capacity, the power grid will be severely constrained tonight and for the next few days. Should there be further significant outages, load shedding may be required at short notice, most likely in the 5pm to 10pm peak period.”
Nando’s replied, “Nis’founele (call us) once We hid load shedding shocks under a mattress on some sides. It’s a steal.”
Ramaphosa has been at the center of controversy after a 2020 burglary at his farm, Phala Phala.
Former spy chief Arthur Fraser launched a criminal case against the President, claiming he concealed the theft of millions.
He said , the allegations stemmed from “the theft of millions of dollars (in excess of $4 million) hidden on the premises of the President’s phala phala farm in Waterberg, Limpopo by criminals conspiring with his domestic servants” . Justice, kidnapping suspects, their questioning on his property and bribery.
Ramaphosa has denied his involvement in any criminal activity and has responded to calls for his resignation, saying that he not doing so would undermine investigations by authorities.
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