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Eskom's two weeks of sabotage: Rocks delivered instead of coal, a cut conveyor belt and an arrest

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Rocks just small enough to pass through steel screens designed to filter out larger rocks in a truck delivering coal to Majuba Power Station.
Rocks just small enough to pass through steel screens designed to filter out larger rocks in a truck delivering coal to Majuba Power Station.
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Rocks mixed with coal delivered to Majuba, a conveyor belt that was cut at Lethabo, and an arrest for sabotage at Camden - all over the past two weeks - suggests the campaign of sabotage at Eskom’s power stations is not abating, even as the country grapples with major energy shortages. 

In a wide-ranging interview this week, Eskom chief operations officer Jan Oberholzer said that, over the past four years, he had learned that "greed is an untreatable disease".

"It’s dumbfounding. I can’t believe that people don’t feel that R10 million is enough. It must be R50 million, and when they get to R50 million, it’s still not enough, so they have to have R100 million. Maybe these guys know something that I don’t. I don’t know if you can take a Venter trailer or two with you the day you die... I don’t know."

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