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Were we all fooled by load shedding?

12 April 2016, 12:58

The old saying “you can fool some people sometimes, but no everyone all the time” comes to mind as more allegations implicating both Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family come to light. I use the term “come to light” as both a definition of information that has recently been revealed, and also an expression of appreciation we as the general public have over the recent revelations of this shady, well orchestrated plot by greedy businessmen and politicians designed to keep us in the dark, quite literally.

Was load-shedding just a hoax? Did we ever really have an energy crisis? As more pieces of this puzzle start fitting into place, it starts making more sense that in order to propose a nuclear deal, and implement their “get richer quicker scheme” worth R1 Trillion, one would need the general voting public to buy into this “so called energy crisis”.  This best possible way to do this would be to cripple the economy through period of load shedding. So let’s look at some facts.

The Gupta’s appoint our ministers

Over the past few weeks, we have heard from various politicians disclosing information regarding the Gupta’s offering them key political positions. I believe this was done to ensure that they safeguard their stake in the nuclear deal. Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and veteran MP Vygie Mentor have both spilled the beans, and I have no doubt that others will be following suit. I would personally propose some sort of amnesty for those that are prepared to sing. The only reason everyone is mum on the topic, is because our “number one”, has cleverly implicated his sheeple in this well orchestrated corruption scheme.

Why did the Gupta’s invest in uranium?

As far back as 2010, The Gupta owned Oakbay Resources and Energy acquired a 74% stake in a company called Uranium One. I find it very suspicious that anyone would obtain such a huge stake in a company mining a metal that is so over-supplied. Uranium is a byproduct of gold mining, and we all know that South Africa is one of the world’s biggest gold suppliers. Experts say that the global nuclear industry is also in decline, and this brings me to my next point.

What not invest into alternative energy?

In October last year, the Treasury allocated R200 million to the Department of Energy to assist with a feasibility study and to procure transaction advice for the nuclear deal. Why wasn’t wind or solar not a serious consideration when so many first world countries have proven these alternative energy sources a viable option?  Well in my opinion, the study was simply “smoke screens and mirrors” and who better to head up the research then our very own Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, who obviously got side tracked and spent the time on Old Macdonald’s farm researching the unexplained phenomenon of cows licking fires.

 So did someone turn off the light?

Now in order to implement a series of load shedding, the culprits would need to appoint a group of cronies that that had direct influence over Eskom. Now we know Mark Pamensky was appointed to the Eskom board three months after joining the board of the Gupta-owned Oakbay Resources and Energy. We also now know that that the Gupta’s long-time associate and business partner, Salim Essa has had influence over a few member of the Eskom board over the past few years. So how deep does this rabbit hole go? I’m betting deeper that and darker than any of the Gupta mines. A deliberate mismanagement of our generators would provide the ideal playing ground for an energy crisis.

Are we looking in the right places?

Personality, think government needs to focus their investigation into Eskom. If we can prove that the lights were purposefully kept off under the disguise of a fake energy crisis, then we can hold those involved accountable for the R80 Billion a month cost that load shedding was responsible for. I think the Gupta’s are aware of this, and their urgent and secretive departure to Dubai (and now India) is a sign that they very well may be responsible for economic sabotage. Either way, I think we have just scratched the tip of the ice berg. 

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