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Melanie Verwoerd | If Eskom can be fixed in 6 months, then why the @#$! was it not already?

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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has raised the ire of our columnist after suggesting the Eskom crisis could be fixed within six to 12 months.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has raised the ire of our columnist after suggesting the Eskom crisis could be fixed within six to 12 months.
Rosetta Msimango

It is seriously problematic that the chairperson of the ANC and a senior Cabinet minister can suggest that he knows, and apparently has known all along, how to solve the biggest crisis facing our country, but has kept us in the dark – literally and figuratively, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Trust the politicians to say something to get my blood boiling early in the new year. 

This time round it was Gwede Mantashe. 

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