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As South Africans suffer through a record-long load shedding streak, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has hurled accusations at Eskom. Photo: Rosetta Msimango
As South Africans suffer through a record-long load shedding streak, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has hurled accusations at Eskom. Photo: Rosetta Msimango

In his latest attempt to divert attention from his own party’s failures to manage the country's energy crisis and the legacy of state capture, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has accused Eskom's management of wanting to "overthrow the state" through load shedding.

In an extraordinary speech, Mantashe said Eskom was not attending to load shedding and “agitating” for regime change.

President Cyril Ramaphosa may not be everyone's favourite person right now, but for a moment on Thursday morning he regained his "new dawn" popularity by announcing 27 December would be a public holiday.

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