EFF: Fire Eskom board or else!


FIRE Eskom board and its executives failing which radical steps would be taken to get them removed.

This is the warning by EFF to government.

This comes as the country continues to experience rolling blackouts.

The red berets in a statement on Monday, 19 September, said earlier this year it marched to Eskom offices and handed workable solutions to the power utility’s management, but those solutions were simply ignored by Eskom.

Now it wants CEO Andre de Ruyter, chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer as well as the entire board axed.

“The incompetence and arrogance of Eskom executives has

plunged South Africa into a perpetual and unwarranted darkness that is killing businesses and livelihoods. The collapse of Eskom and the failure to prove dependable and consistent energy supply are meant to render the country’s electricity utility redundant and useless,” the party said.

It said it had warned consistently against what it labelled the immoral and dishonest intention of handing over South Africa’s energy generation sovereignty to the greedy establishment that will influence all spheres of life.

The party dispelled what it labelled a lie perpetuated by Eskom’s incompetent executives and so-called energy analysts that the country does not have enough renewable energy to provide electricity when there is mechanical breakdown and maintenance, and that Eskom is cash


“The reality is that the crisis facing Eskom is man-made. The EFF warned about the appointment of de Ruyter and Oberholzer, whose appointments were purely based on the colour of their skin because there was enough undisputable evidence that they did not have either the technical or executive experience to manage complex systems,” said the party.

It said the suggestions it handed to Eskom management were clear, practical and implementable.

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