Former president Thabo Mbeki has pointed the finger at the political leadership for SA’s economic challenges, including the electricity crisis — which for the second time in two months has plunged the country into some of the worst rolling blackouts yet.

To alleviate the power issues — which have dampened business confidence, contributed to the second-quarter economic contraction and added pain to inflation-hit South Africans — Mbeki suggests that the Eskom leadership, comprising “politicians and accountants”, should be re-evaluated...

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