South Africa’s state-owned electricity provider, Eskom, says it’s found clear evidence of sabotage at one of its power plants.
It says one of its high capacity pylons was brought down when all eight of its support rods were cut.
Claims of sabotage at Eskom’s fleet of ageing coal-fired plants aren’t new, but the company says it’s the first time it’s had proof.
The debt-ridden energy giant regularly implements power cuts which are usually blamed on mismanagement.
But the government is now trying to clean up the company.
It’s not clear who’s behind the sabotage, but fingers are likely to be pointed at politicians with an interest in seeing Eskom, and the government, fail.