President Cyril Ramaphosa makes an official visit to the Medupi power plant in the Northern Transvaal, which, after years of construction, still does not function properly.
The ANC president apparently wants to do “inspection” at the poorly constructed power plant that fails to supply its supposed capacity.
The visit comes as the whole of Eskom is struggling because of a debt burden of R450bn that, according to economic experts, will not be completed within the next 25 years, regardless of who runs the place and how it will be unbundled.
The construction of the Medupi coal-fired power station has been criticized not only by environmentalists, but also by experts for the poor construction erected by inexperienced workers.
The power station has hit South Africa’s debt burden with a total erection cost of R234 billion, while not built well enough to deliver its full capacity.