If the lobby group, People Against Load Shedding, has its way, Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, will face criminal charges over the current load-shedding that South Africa is suffering under. According to the group, Gordhan is to blame, and he should take responsibility.
People Against Load Shedding's convenor, Visvin Reddy, says that South Africa's Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, is going to be criminally charged for causing load-shedding.
Load-shedding is currently the biggest problem South Africa is facing, and people want justice.
Reddy vowed to head to the Chatsworth Police Station on 21 March and lay criminal charges against Gordhan, according to a report by The South African.
PALS is certain there are enough legal grounds for them to succeed in laying charges against Gordhan.
The group feels that, despite his promises, the minister has failed to keep the electricity on, and that's because he abandoned his duty as Minister of Public Enterprises.
"We are being fed a lie that ESKOM is solely responsible for load-shedding. This is a half-truth designed by ANC politicians to shift the blame away from its Minister of Public Enterprises or the Cabinet."
Briefly.co.za learnt that Reddy claims Eskom's board has more than once reported problems to Minister Gordhan, but he did not act on them as he should have.
"The failure by the Minister to act on recommendations by the public utility has caused ordinary South Africans undue vexation and has cost the economy billions of Rands."
Reddy added that it is because of Gordhan's negligence that South Africa is now experiencing load-shedding.
He added that the minister must take full responsibility.
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