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    AKA pleads with Elon Musk for help with loadshedding crisis


    June 29, 2022 - Oluthando Keteyi

     

      South Africa is currently experiencing some 'dark times' with back-to-back load shedding taking place.

      The current Eskom crisis is affecting everyone and many are starting to get frustrated, even the celebrities.

      Award-winning rapper AKA is one of the many South Africans who have had enough of loadshedding and are ready for a solution to the long running problem.

      "Surely it’s time to consider an alternative to Eskom in terms of providing power to our country," remarked the rapper.

      Surely it’s time to consider an alternative to Eskom in terms of providing power to our country. When you’re the only choice, what incentive is there to deliver? As a monopoly, there are no consequences for poor performance.

      — AKA (@akaworldwide) June 28, 2022

      AKA also turned to South African-born billionaire Elon Musk to help. Musk was born in Pretoria but left the country at the age of 17.

      Supa Mega tagged the Tesla Motors CEO in his plea and said he didn’t get why the South African government had not approached Musk for assistance.

      AKA tweeted: "Excuse me sir … @elonmusk … I cannot for the life of me understand why the government hasn’t approached you to come help us out with this electricity crisis, but is there any chance you could perhaps do us a solid, you know, with you being born here and all.“

      Excuse me sir … @elonmusk … I cannot for the life of me understand why the government hasn’t approached you to come help us out with this electricity crisis, but is there any chance you could perhaps do us a solid, you know, with you being born here and all.

      — AKA (@akaworldwide) June 28, 2022

      Musk helped create SolarCity, a solar energy company, in 2006, which was later acquired by Tesla and became Tesla Energy.

      He is also known to share his views on sustainable energy, which is most likely why AKA said he knows Musk has “a solution for load shedding”.

      Please @elonmusk I know you have a solution for load shedding … do it for your country

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