Shivambu's attack 'like being savaged by a dead sheep' – Steenhuisen

- | 4 months ago

This after a press conference outside Eskom headquarters Megawatt Park on Tuesday at which Steenhuisen called on President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Minerals and Energy Gwede Mantashe to allow certain municipalities to bypass Eskom and purchase power directly from independent power providers (IPPs).

“The DA is part of the lobbyists for the irrational IPPs which have no capacity to collectively even produce 5% of the electricity needed. The owners of IPPs are making a lot of money at the expense of Eskom,” said Shivambu.

This highlights how the two biggest opposition parties have opposing ideas on how to fix Eskom – with the DA calling for greater privatisation by way of power producers other than Eskom being allowed to provide power directly to municipalities.

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