The EFF says Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter are to blame for the instability as the utility continues to implement continuous Stage 6 blackouts.
Eskom implemented level 6 load shedding Tuesday amid a workers’ strike over a wage dispute. It said the protest caused disruptions at its power plants, although three of its 10generation plants were restarted on Tuesday. Eskom said this was not enough to prevent load shedding.
The opposition party also slammed Gordhan for “evading accountability” during Tuesday’s media briefing on Eskom’s problems.
Gordhan said some Eskom workers were unable to report for duty because they were threatened by striking members.
The EFF said load shedding was a deliberate crisis to meet calls for Eskom to be privatized Justify.
“For Gordhan Blaming the protesting workers for the ongoing power outages, which are the result of no plan to increase power generation capacity, is pathetic. All South Africans must reject with contempt de Ruyter and Gordhan’s attempt to blame South Africa’s energy crisis on legitimate strikes by Eskom workers.”
The EFF said load shedding would not stop even if Eskom- Strikers returned to work and suspended their strike. It states that if the blackouts continue, businesses will suffer.
“As long as Gordhan and De Ruyter remain in their positions, small business owners, big business owners and ordinary people must forget about improving their lives and coming out of it demoralizing.” Poverty,” the party said.
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