- President Cyril Ramaphosa recently met with the Eskom board amidst the current load-shedding crisis
- Following the meeting, Ramaphosa claimed that sabotage played a role in the recent bout of load-shedding
- The claim sparked a huge reaction and South Africans shared some hilarious reactions via social media
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut his trip to Egypt short in the wake of immense criticism.
Ramaphosa, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, Deputy President David Mabuza and Mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe all met with the Eskom board recently to tackle the load-shedding crisis.
A few key points emerged from that meeting, such as the fact that Eskom executives and senior managers will not be taking leave during December and January in an attempt to stabilise the crisis.
Business Day also reported that Eskom has vowed not to implement load-shedding between December 17 to January 13.
However, the point which seems to have sparked the major controversy relates to a claim made by the president himself.
Ramaphosa stated that nearly 2 000MW were lost as a result of sabotage.
Ramaphosa said, “Someone in the Eskom system disconnected one of the instruments, which finally led to one of the boilers tripping.”
The president's latest claims of sabotage did not go down well on social media and Briefly.co.za gauged some of the hilarious reactions.
Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) said via Twitter:
"When the President of a sovereign state declares on TV that the national power supply of his nation is being sabotaged it is an extremely serious issue. The nation awaits facts and updates on these acts of terrorism."
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