Probe Eskom, Cosatu tells minister

2014-12-02 16:52

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown must investigate the crises within Eskom, says Cosatu.

“The Congress of SA Trade Unions calls on the minister to investigate the root causes of the problems in Eskom and take stern action against those who have failed to do their job to ensure proper management of the entity,” spokesperson Patrick Craven said today.

Cosatu was concerned about Eskom lurching from one crisis to another when the country desperately needed a secure electricity supply.

“Eskom has failed dismally to deal with the problem of illegal connections which are also putting a strain on the electricity system and has also not been able to deal with its debtors in a manner that would ensure that the entity is sustainable.”

These problems did not inspire public confidence in one of the key government entities tasked with creating a better life for the majority of South Africans.

“Under the watch of Eskom management and leadership the completion of Medupi and Kusile power stations has been delayed, largely due to the shoddy work by the constructors hired by Eskom. Now even the existing infrastructure is falling apart.”

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