Pieter du Toit | Eskom, broken by corruption, theft, mismanagement, is ANC’s flagship capture project

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Eskom's power stations are breaking because of years of mismanagement, corruption, theft and a toxic internal culture. The crippling of the company is now the ANC's flagship project, writes Pieter du Toit.

Eskom dismissed an employee this week who ignored a flashing light on the control panel of one of the units at Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga.

The employee, sitting in the cockpit of one of the biggest coal-fired power stations on Earth, atop a structure that will eventually cost more than R160 billion to complete, and responsible for a sizeable chunk of South Africa's electricity supply, didn't react when a light warned that there were problems with fuel oil in one of the units' burners.

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