Gordhan slams opposition parties for 'points-scoring' in Eskom debate


- citizen.co.za | 6 months ago

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan today slammed opposition politicians for using a National Assembly debate on the Eskom crisis to score points with voters ahead of the May 8 elections.

Closing the debate, Gordhan said he expected alternative solutions to the crisis, which has seen load shedding occurring throughout the country again as a result of power stations breaking down due to poor maintenance. The minister again conceded some of the plans to turn the state-owned utility around had failed, but said government was actively working with the Eskom board to ensure the lights stayed on.

“That generation plan unfortunately didn’t meet with the 100 percent success that we expected so we concede to the country that Eskom got that wrong, particularly in relation to the seven units that had difficulty a few days ago.

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