Pearl Thusi believed she had broken the code and defeated the system, only to discover that she had achieved very little. She had put solar panels on her roof in an attempt to break away from the cycle of load-shedding. However, she discovered that she would still have to pay Eskom to access the grid, which irritated her.
Pearl Thusi believed she could outwit the system and escape the never-ending cycle of load-shedding. She had solar panels placed on her roof.
However, one of her followers popped her bubble by sharing an article informing her that, while she had avoided load-shedding, she had not avoided Eskom. Those that create their own electricity would be charged a price to use the energy grid. This enraged Pearl, who went on to criticize the administration, claiming that the country was ruled by “gangsters.”