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Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Koeberg 'sabotage' story will no doubt go down as a true "wag the dog" story delivered by the ANC to dissuade voters from penalising them in the Cape polls. The story goes like this: Said saboteur scales security fencing, gets through high security throughout the outer reaches of Koeberg to reach the inner workings of the reactor, somehow avoids the IAEA cameras in every room, grabs a loose bolt, runs into a room where the heat would undoubtedly combust any normal human, and hurls the bolt into the generator.

As said in my previous post, the Eskom outages could seriously trouble the ANC's dominance in the Cape, and in my view, this was a vain attempt to shift the emphasis.