Former executive claims Eskom's loadshedding is just a diversion

Former executive claims Eskom's loadshedding is just a diversion

A former Eskom executive has taken to Twitter to voice his concern that the load shedding currently being implemented by the power giant is intended to divert attention from a larger issue

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Matshela Koko, a former Eskom executive, has vocalised his concerns regarding the issues at Eskom over the last few months and has claimed that load shedding is simply a diversion.

The nation has been plagued by hours of power cuts amidst rumors of coal and breakdowns at power stations.

Matshela had resigned in February after accusations of misleading the state capture inquiry as well as leaking information to individuals linked to the notorious Gupta family.

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Although he left in a cloud of suspicion, he still is vocal on the issues facing the behemoth power utility.

In a Tweet, he claimed that there was no need for load shedding and that the whole thing was a diversion. Koko maintained that something had gone horribly wrong so as to justify the outages, as he believed that there was enough power being generated.

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In other posts, he went on to say that in 2014 when the country had also experienced load shedding, Eskom did not have Ingula, Medupi or Kusile power stations giving power.

In 2018 with the advantage of the additional power stations as well as demand down by 2% South Africans have been hit by load shedding.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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