- Just before the EFF kicked off its march to Eskom's head office, a dozen coal trucks were spotted blocking roads in the Sandton area
- Several videos were posted online by Yusuf Abramjee showing trucks lined up as they blocked off the roads
- The EFF has since begun its march to protest the privatisation of Eskom and load-shedding, as well as calling for Pravin Gordhan to be sacked
On Friday morning, a dozen coal trucks blocked off roads in the Sandton area ahead of the Economic Freedom Fighters' march to Eskom's headquarters.
Yusuf Abramjee took to Twitter to share a couple of videos showing the trucks blocking roads, adding more coal trucks were expected to arrive.
Abramjee captioned the post:
"Several coal trucks apparently making their way to the Sandton area to block roads."
Abramjee shared another video, urging motorist to stay away from Bowling and Katherine roads in Sandton.
He added more trucks were reportedly on their way.
The EFF have since kicked off their march and rallied supporters as they headed to Eskom's Megawatt Park headquarters, Briefly.co.za reported earlier.
The political party listed challenging the privatisation of the state-owned entity and denouncing load-shedding as their issues with the power utility.
However, the situation on the ground has demonstrated that calls for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's removal also play a massive role in the protest.
Eskom has been operating as a state enterprise and over the past decade has seen tremendous failures due to mismanagement and corruption.
In his State of the Nation Address last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced big plans for Eskom’s future. Ramaphosa wants to unbundle the utility so that it functions in three distinct units.
This makes it easier to isolate issues and fix one unit when issues arise. The three distinct units would still fall under Eskom Holdings and would be subsidised by government, Briefly.co.za found.
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