Saftu calling for urgent arrest of exec linked to sabotage at Eskom

Saftu calling for urgent arrest of exec linked to sabotage at Eskom

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is urgently calling on police to arrest the Eskom executive alleged to be behind the sabotage at power stations in the Emalahleni area in Mpumalanga. 

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This follows a report by City Press, claiming that the executive has top-secret security clearance. 

The publication also alluded that the executive is working along with an auditor and engineers to ensure there are breakdowns at certain power stations. 

The group would then allegedly profit from the money needed to fix the breakdowns and institute forensic investigations into the breakdowns. 

“SAFTU condemns these acts of sabotage and calls on the Eskom Executive and all co-conspirators to be arrested and, if found guilty, be sent to prison for a long time.  

“Because the sabotage of these power stations was linked with financial gains through forensic audit and the subsequent contracting of companies to repair such breakages, SAFTU further demands that all assets of those involved in the sabotage must be attached to recoup all rands and cents lost in the process of forensic auditing and repairing” says Saftu spokesperson Trevor Shaku.  

He further accuses the ANC of benefitting the most from the dire situation at Eskom. 

“Hyenas have taken advantage of the crisis to profit out of it. From 2010, whilst building Kusile and Medupi, investment in renewables should have been pursued more aggressively so that we would not have Renewable Energy IPPs dominating the market”. 

“The ANC is thus the biggest culprit in sabotaging Eskom, engineering a crisis so that it hands over energy generation to IPPs”. 

Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter had also previously alleged that several instances of sabotage had made his job more difficult. 

Police are reportedly investigating the allegations made against the Eskom executive. 


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