It has been almost 10 years since President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his previous capacity, was tasked with overseeing Eskom's turnaround. Nearly a decade later, South Africa's people are gatvol and Eskom risks delivering the coup de grace to what remains of the country's fast diminishing global image, says Solly Moeng.
It has been almost ten years since former South African president – the notorious man from Nkandla – is said to have charged his then deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, with political oversight over Eskom, amongst other state-owned enterprises.
In hindsight, considering everything that we now know about the workings of state capture, reportedly under the guiding and enabling hand of the notorious man from Nkandla, Ramaphosa’s sympathisers could argue that he had been set-up to fail. Afterall, the entire state capture program was designed to ensure that all state institutions, including SOEs such as Eskom, were targeted to be weakened and repurposed to serve the criminal interests of all those who have been named and implicated in the destructive capture of the South African state.