South Africa’s power utility company, Eskom, has rejected the allegation by African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Fikile Mbalula suggesting that sabotage is behind the current heightened stages of rolling blackouts.

Mbalula made the allegation on his official “X” account formerly twitter, according to a report by Sabc.

However, his comment attracted a response from Eskom Head of Generation, Bheki Nxumalo, who rejected the claim.

Nxumalo said the authorities are still investigating the allegation.

“The security cluster is within the stations, we are doing investigations within our coal space everywhere.

So these are ongoing things to look for intelligence.

But currently, what’s happened that’s led to this, you’ve seen it in the biggest changes at Medupi and a series of pipe leaks that also happened between Thursday and Friday as well.

“So there are ongoing investigations and security scans that we are undertaking,” Nxumalo added.