William Saunderson-Meyer
3 minute read
27 Nov 2021
6:45 am

Unstitching, unravelling South Africa

William Saunderson-Meyer

South Africa’s government is at war. With itself.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on the podium from Parktown giving a preview of the ANC's LGE Manifesto and the ANC's election candidates | Picture: Twitter

South Africa’s government is at war. With itself. It’s a military achievement of sorts. Feuding factions of the ANC have sabotaged SA’s infrastructure more effectively in the past few years than its rather hopeless armed wing managed in four decades of the struggle. Escalating acts of sabotage at Eskom last week brought us to the brink of stage 6 load shedding. That’s 10 hours without electricity daily. This occurred when a pylon was deliberately toppled in an attempt to bring down two coal feeding lines to the Lethabo power station. Said Eskom CEO André de Ruyter: “There are individuals out...