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South Africa Deploys Army at Eskom Power Plants to Stop Sabotage

The Eskom Grootvlei coal-fired power station

The Eskom Grootvlei coal-fired power station

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
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South Africa has started deploying its army at power stations as theft and vandalism adds to the inability of state-owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. to meet electricity demand.

Members of the South African National Defence Force were deployed at the Majuba, Camden, Grootvlei and Tutuka coal-fired plants in the eastern Mpumalanga province on Saturday afternoon, the utility’s media desk said in a WhatsApp message.