- Floyd Shivambu, Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters, did not take kindly to the party being accused of 'running scared'
- Energy expert, Chris Yelland, made this remark after the EFF did not approve of President Ramaphosa's team set to save Eskom
- Shivambu stated on social media that the president's 'white sycophants' are dangerous to South Africa
When President Ramaphosa announced his Eskom Sustainability Task Team, he probably did not expect it to be met with so much negativity.
Eskom is in dire need of rescue, and that's what the president had in mind with this team. However, the EFF did not agree with his decision of members on the team.
When the EFF responded to the team, the party was slammed by energy expert, Chris Yelland, who said they were running scared, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.
The EFF is known to not back down from accusations like that, and Floyd Shivambu, the party's Deputy President, responded on social media.
Shivambu addressed Yelland's comment and said that "white Cyril sycophants" are dangerous to the country. He pointed out that having Brian Dames on the team is a conflict of interest. Dames is the CEO of African Rainbow Energy.
Two days ago, Dames announced his resignation from the eight-person task team appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Dames had raised issues over a perceived conflict of interest relating to the scope of the work as well as the terms of reference of the team, in effect proving the EFF's point.
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