- BLF said Molefe was capable of ending load shedding
- Additionally, the party claims that the current load shedding is a plot to legitimise the privatisation of Eskom for the benefit of 'white monopoly capital'
- BLF also says Molefe was removed on the orders of 'white monopoly capital', despite providing no evidence
Black First Land First (BLF) has called for Brian Molefe to return to Eskom.
Additionally, BLF said the current round of load shedding was a plot aimed to legitimising Ramaphosa's proposal to divide the power utility into three entities.
BLF alleges that this is the first step toward privatising Eskom in order for 'white monopoly capital' to profit.
The party went on to claim that Molefe was removed from his position as the head of Eskom on the orders of white monopoly capital.
They say white monopoly capital was unhappy with Molefe, because under his leadership Eskom stopped paying inflated coal prices.
BLF did not provide any evidence to support these.
Additionally, tn the party's view, Molefe's exit resulted in load shedding, as well as the toll power outages take on ordinary South Africans.
As a result, BLF demanded that Ramaphosa reinstate Molefe, according to The Citizen, saying that Molefe had proven himself as being capable of ending load shedding.
However, BLF's claims are complicated by the fact that there were numerous claims of corruption and mismanagement against Molefe while he headed the power utility.
In particular, it was revealed that he was a close associate of the Gupta family, who were the main players in state capture.
Furthermore, Eskom's economic woes are not a recent development. In fact, there were warnings of impending coal shortages as far back as 2007.
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