GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Is ‘sabotage’ at Eskom a cover-up for state’s incompetence?
Those responsible for the crime, if there was one, need to be found, or someone must be held accountable for neglect of the power utility
In 2006 then-public enterprise minister Alec Erwin cried sabotage at the Koeberg power station, which caused months of power outages in the Western Cape.
Erwin at the time reportedly claimed a loose bolt was found in Koeberg’s Unit 1 generator. He said this was not an accident and that “any interference with any electricity installation is an exceptionally serious crime”.