Today, the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, and the chairperson of the Eskom Board, Jabu Mabuza, confirmed what we have known all along. The ANC has broken Eskom to the extent that it is on the verge of actual collapse. The damage the ANC has caused has seen Eskom broken seemingly beyond repair, and the damage that this will cause will be catastrophic to the South African economy, job creation and to the lives of ordinary South Africans. President Cyril Rhamaposa, Minister Gordhan and Jabu Mabuza are not only culpable, but they have run out of ideas on how to address the extent of the crisis. They are quite literally fumbling in the dark for solutions.
This follows four solid days of rolling power cuts as the embattled power utility battles to revive eight generation power units.
The challenges at Eskom lie squarely at the feet of the failing ANC, which has actively looted and broken Eskom to the verge of collapse.
Minister Gordhan’s press briefing today was nothing more than a talk shop and is proof that the ANC cannot and will not keep the lights on – they have neither the capacity, ideas nor the political will to fix the electricity crisis which they have caused. Simply data-dumping PowerPoints presentations on the people of our country will not change this reality.
South Africans need a stable electricity supply which will reinvigorate our stagnant economy and create much need