The decade-long delay in the opening of the New Largo coal mine in Mpumalanga was probably the result of corrupt dealing by those with an interest in the delivery by road of poor quality coal to the Kusile power station, former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter told parliament on Wednesday.

The delay meant that Kusile has had to rely on large quantities of coal from smaller mines being trucked by road into the station, instead of transporting it by conveyor belt from the nearby New Largo deposit for which the power station was built...

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