Amid Stage 6 power cuts and reports of sabotage at South Africa’s coal-fired power plants – the army is now being deployed to protect certain stations.
Eskom says soldiers will now being posted at four power plants – namely Majuba, Camden, Grootvlei and Tutuka power stations.
Presidency spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya says something had to be done about ongoing cases of sabotage.
But the SA National Defence Union is asking why the police can’t do the job alone.
The union’s Pikkie Greeff says he’s concerned, and questions the timing of the deployment.
Meanwhile, top energy expert, Chris Yelland, fears that South Africans aren’t fully aware of the level of criminality at some power stations in Mpumalanga.
It’s not yet clear how long they’ll be deployed for.
Families, Rescuers Search For Victims Of India’s Worst Train Crash In Decades
Matters Related To Putin Not On BRICS Meeting Agenda – Pandor
Professor Taole Mokoena appointed As SA’s New Health Ombudsman
Glencore Ferroalloys Supports Local SMME In Steelpoort With Two 65-Seater Busses
Car-Sharing Could Hold The Key To The Future Of SA’s Mobility In Urban Areas
Debt Ceiling Deal Wins House Approval
SA’s Health System A ‘Dysfunctional Mess’ That Can’t Be Fixed – Makgoba
Zimbabweans In SA Have A Month To Find Alternative Ways To Regularise Stay
Power Grid Collapse ‘Highly Improbable’ – Ramokgopa
Government Is Intensifying The Fight Against Crime – Ramaphosa
Ending Loadshedding Is Ramaphosa’s Top Priority
HEALA Urges SA Public To Comment On Draft Food Labelling Regulations