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NPA closes Eskom sabotage case, cites lack of evidence of foul play

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A year after President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short a foreign trip to announce that sabotage had contributed to severe power cuts, a National Prosecuting Authority investigation has been closed and no action has been taken due to a lack of evidence.  

Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said the National Prosecuting Authority declined to prosecute due to a "lack of evidence to validate the initial suspicion".

Two weeks before Christmas in 2019, Ramaphosa abruptly ended his official visit to Egypt to fly home after Eskom took the unprecedented step of introducing Stage 6 loadshedding due to an acute shortage of capacity. 

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