Problems at Eskom were created and fuelled by the endless greed of a few people, says the writer. Photographer Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)
Problems at Eskom were created and fuelled by the endless greed of a few people, says the writer. Photographer Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)

Eskom problems created and fuelled by endless greed of a few wealthy elite

By Opinion Time of article published Jan 22, 2021

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We have been in lockdown for nearly a year. The economy has reversed and joblessness is a historic 50%. Many people are suffering mentally, physically, spiritually and financially.

As a nation, we are in trouble as Covid-19 kills our loved ones. What we do not need is what is happening at the Commission on State Capture.

While we struggle to establish normality in a pandemic, Eskom decided to load-shed and constrain people in darkness.

This cruelty is exposed at the Commission on State Capture where Brian Molefe, former Eskom head honcho, told our nation Eskom was basically a “power struggle” between a few wealthy elites.

Problems at Eskom were created and fuelled by the endless greed of a few people.

Folk trying to remain dignified and buy electricity to feed families and provide light are irrelevant.

Even when we pay more for less electricity, it does not solve the problem as the greed of those feeding at Eskom only increases.

We are held hostage by such profound evil that when they steal billions like the Guptas and those consultants and accountants and lawyers, it is not enough.

While 50 million South Africans curse the Eskom darkness, those who stole from us live in luxury in Dubai, India and so on. Oddly, these thieves and their supporters have forgotten a very simple truth.

God Almighty dislikes oppression. Especially those who oppress the vulnerable in God’s creation.

When people work to feed their families and a thief steals, the thief actually seeks God’s wrath.

Though it may seem silly to some when 50 million South Africans curse the Eskom darkness, those words are carried into the heavens and a response will follow.

Those who oppress others must know that you may try to defend your deceit with costly lawyers, but soon it will not help you.

Those who steal public funds and then try to buy popularity with charity must rather return the stolen money. It is better for everyone.

Charity from stolen wealth is empty. You are fooling yourself.

The Creator is not in need of our prayers and charity. It is for the individual’s benefit.

So to those stealing from public funds, you have been warned: the price you eventually pay is very high.

The prayers of the oppressed carry great weight. Short-term gain for long-term pain is not worth it.

By Councillor Yagyah Adams of the Cape Muslim Congress.

The Star

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