ESKOM has obviously decided to begin their 2010 load-shedding dress rehearsals in style.
This was achieved by switching off electricity twice already in 2010 across Kagiso Mogale City - and note that 2010 is only 48 hours young.
Clearly Eskom's woes run much, much deeper than former CEO Jacob Maroga's lack of leadership and sympathy for the poor.
He once said Eskom's astronomical hikes were there to "normalise" tariffs.
That is a true example of how the black faces of companies sell out the poor in exchange for fat pay cheques.
Allow me to let you in on another secret.
It is alleged that staff members at Eskom deliberately switch off the electricity so that technicians will get paid extra overtime.
If this is true, Eskom is definitely going to embarrass the country during the World Cup.
This alleged internal corruption comes after Eskom increased our tariffs by 264 percent from 1999 to 2009.
Then it plans another 105 percent increase from 2010 to 2012.
This has been happening while neighboring countries have been getting 4000 mega watts of free electricity yearly, according to Parliament.
Eskom must go back to the drawing board and root out its alleged load-shedding corruption.
It has to find ways to raise funds without robbing the wallets and purses of the last cents of the poor people in this country.
Tebogo Moatshe Ditshego,