A media conference at Eskom‘s headquarters at Megawatt Park, in northern Johannesburg has heard that it was the Tutuka Power Station in Mpumalanga that President Cyril Ramaphosa was referring to when he mentioned sabotage as contributing to the need for load shedding.

The President was speaking following a meeting with Cabinet ministers and the Eskom board to find out what led to severe load shedding.

“What has also come out as a great concern is that there has been a measure of sabotage. Sabotage that has led to loss during this period of 2000mw where someone in the Eskom system disconnected one of the instruments that finally led to one of the boilers tripping and us losing as much as 2000mw. I think it was two boilers. Another problem we’ve had in cable theft.”

President Ramaphosa said the country needs an emergency recovery plan to make sure we get rid of load shedding.

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