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South Africa deploys military to protect energy crops

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The South African presidency introduced on Saturday the deployment of the navy to protect the nation’s electrical energy crops.

Blackouts have turn into routine in Africa’s most industrialised nation however additional cuts imposed just lately by state-owned firm Eskom have generated anger.

In accordance with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesman, the transfer was “in response to the rising risk of sabotage, theft, vandalism and corruption” at coal and diesel-powered crops.

The cuts have price the financial system a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in misplaced output in addition to disrupting commerce and trade.

Earlier this week Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter introduced his resignation, citing crime and corruption as the primary obstacles he confronted to show across the troubled state-owned firm.