According to Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter there has been clear evidence of deliberate sabotage to Eskom’s infrastructure. Which nearly resulted in nationwide stage six load shedding. This claim is extremely worrying for the future of the electrical grid. Especially when you when you hear De Ruyter say there’s a chance the saboteurs may be employees of the power station. While no accusations were made, the possibility of it being true is disturbing.
During an online media briefing, De Ruyter showed images of a power pylon that had collapsed along the distribution lines that fed power to the station’s coal conveyor belts. There were no signs of corrosion or metal fatigue and there was clear evidence that a cutting device was used. The pylon also fell in an unlikely direction suggesting it was pushed as it went down.
While the stations failure led to load shedding, it could have been much worse. If Eskom’s distribution team hadn’t managed to act quickly and divert the power to a backup line, there would have been more. According to the Eskom CEO it would have been worse than stage four and likely could have gone all the way to stage six.
While there is no evidence that Eskom employees were involved in this incident, it’s worrying that it can even be suggested.
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