Briefly.co.za asked and, once again, readers answered. This time the debate had been whether or not the African National Congress should fork over the funds needed to revive the crippled state-owned entity- Eskom.
Briefly.co.za recently asked readers if they felt the ruling party to help Eskom chip away at its R420 billion debt. Expecting a resounding no, we got a divided response with 46% of votes saying that the ANC should help the embattled power utility.
It seems that at just shy of half of the voters felt the the African National Congress was complicit enough in the current, dismal, situation at the state-owned entity that they should aid it repairing it.
Tito Mboweni announced during his Budget Speech that the government would be assisting Eskom with a R69 billion financial support package over the next three years, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.
But what were the reasons people rejected or accepted the notion of the ruling party coughing up the funds Eskom needs to survive?
Briefly.co.za gathered that the main reason why most had voted against the ANC bailing out the entity - was that they felt it should not happen at all.
Some of those who believed that the ANC should assist claimed that the party had instated party members in top positions, and had benefited in the corruption that had taken place.
Raynardo Van Der Heever appears to have seen the tongue-in-cheek offering up the Northern Cape to Namibia for R420 billion. He too is reluctant to continue carrying the utility.
Cedric Bessit insists that before anyone talks about a bailout, we need to 'clean house' lest the funds be taken for granted again.
John Abbotts solution was slightly more complex, saying that the ANC should pay Eskom, but with stolen funds.
One theme is abundantly clear through out- South African's are sick and tired of babysitting Eskom.
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