Martin Williams
3 minute read
3 Nov 2021
6:32 am

Is a nuclear power deal linked to Eskom sabotage?

Martin Williams

Sabotage may be behind the pre-election load shedding we experienced last week, but who are the saboteurs?

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Sabotage may be behind the pre-election load shedding we experienced last week, but who are the saboteurs? ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte and others suggested the power outages would negatively affect theANC’s election campaign. This may have happened, judging by results so far. Duarte said there “may be the deliberate actions of some within Eskom for political ends”. Indeed, but what political ends are served by power outages aimed at weakening the ANC at the polls? You will recall that at the heart of July’s riots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, there was a pattern of carefully planned sabotage, whose political...