SANDF soldiers deployed to various Eskom power stations

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Eskom has confirmed that members of the South African National Defense Force are being deployed to several power plants across the country.

This follows fears of sabotage as the country has been enduring stage 6 rolling blackouts for the past few days.

There are reports that some machines at different power stations have been deliberately damaged while some contractors have been supplying poor-quality coal which also damages the machines.

Presidential spokesperson Vincent Magwenya says the level of criminality taking place at power plants has left the president with no choice but to consider beefing-up security.

He was speaking at the ANC’s 55th national conference in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg,