- A video has caused a stir via social media as it showed an endless array of trucks transporting Eskom coal
- It is believed that the loads were being transported to Medupi power station
- Angry South Africans were left fuming as they deemed it clear wastage and an example of a corrupt tender deal
An endless line of trucks can be seen in a recent video shared via social media.
South Africa Live shared the video on their Facebook page on Thursday and it’s caused quite a stir.
The video narrator is clearly stunned by the vast array of trucks down a freeway.
The long line of trucks seems to be never ending as they extend to the horizon.
South Africans reacted angrily to the footage and caption, which stated: “Eskom's new supply method for coal.”
Briefly.co.za can’t confirm the exact timing of the footage, but some comments indicated it took place during this week.
Jabu Steven Mbatha said, “This was on Tuesday @ majuba power station.”
What irked social media users the most is that this mode of coal transport would be much more expensive than by rail.
Deon Ash said, “You are 100% correct. It is cheaper by rail. It is safer by rail. It is cheaper. Ooooh unless there is a hand in the jam jar.”
Samuel Mbele added: “Soon electricity price will go higher.”
Loreen Ferreira works in the industry and explained, “Its Majuba power station, you all want power and moan like hell about loadshedding, yes this is our job transporting coal, we endure long hours, low rates, but this is our life and passion.”
Shiraz Rassool also said, “Someone probably got a tender to transport the coal! What was the name o these trucks?”
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