Dark days

ESKOM is putting contingency plans in place to prevent load shedding during the World Cup.

ESKOM is putting contingency plans in place to prevent load shedding during the World Cup.

It is a brilliant plan that will see us switching off all lights and electric braais so that we can watch the magic of soccer.

In addition, Eskom will run a commentary at the bottom of the screen about its inability to cope and when we should give up on watching a match.

Astute fundis have already proposed an alternative plan in terms of which towns can enter a raffle and, if chosen, forgo soccer and all social life for that night.

They say we can start with towns that have unpronounceable names, like Tweefonteinspruit, Kafferskraal and Kgabalatsane. They can sacrifice their pleasure for the benefit of the rest of South Africa.

After all, they will not be hosting any tourists or soccer matches and can successfully hide Eskom's incompetence from the world.

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