Calls for ministers to be fired over power disaster

2008-01-31 00:00

Cape Town — “Do the honourable thing and resign with immediate effect.” This was the repeated call made by opposition parties yesterday on Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and other cabinet ministers responsible for South Africa’s energy crisis.

Erwin looked stonily ahead as his critics accused him of “gross negligence”, of “shameful” decisions in aiding and abetting Mlambo-Ngcuka — and of “ludicrous” claims denying the immense economic cost of the crisis to the country, before addressing the house on plans to alleviate the crisis. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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