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Only in South Africa!Load-shedding strikes by Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s performance

Eskom you did it again! On Sunday, July 17, halfway through the show, an audience member sat in the Joburg Theatre to watch Grammy-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo live in shock. The video was shared by a local Twitter feed, with one South African saying the load shedding was “an embarrassment for the country”.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs at the Joburg Theatre on July 17 in honor of Mandela Day. The choir is singing their 1979 single, halo my babywhen the load shedding stuck in the theater, packed with audiences.

According to SowetanLive, the show was forced into a 45-minute intermission, but when the lights came back on, Ladysmith Black Mambazo continued their performance.

Twitter user @MajavuThabiso wrote: “Joburg theatre unloading while Ladysmith Black Mambazo is performing on stage.”

On July 18, the tweet shared the video, and South Africans were not impressed!

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MZANSI reaction: “It’s embarrassing”

Reacting to the video, Twitter again bemoans Eskom’s unloading again, while others can’t believe it…

“This load-shedding crap is a national embarrassment, sies!!!!” wrote one tweet.

“So disrespectful to our hero,” another tweet read.

“It’s embarrassing.”

“This is a multi-grammy award-winning group. They can’t organize a dynamo?! I’m so shocked!!!”

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load shedding rugby

Rugby players and fans were left aside during a Curry Cup game in Mbombela, Nelspruit, in May.

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