Why South Africa's president is right and wrong to blame apartheid for power cuts in 2015

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

South Africa may be entering its fifth consecutive month of power outages but that hasn’t put President Jacob Zuma above buck-passing.

Since November, Eskom, the state-owned utility that supplies 95% of the republic’s electricity, has staged a series of shutdowns as it struggles to satisfy the demands of Africa’s second-biggest economy.

Though Zuma, whose ruling African National Congress led South Africa’s transition to majority rule nearly 21 years ago, has backed construction of power stations, goaded his government to harness renewable sources of energy and intensified oversight of Eskom, he also continues to shift blame.

Read more: Why South Africa’s president is right and wrong to blame apartheid for power cuts in 2015 – Quartz.

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