- The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have called for the removal of Jabu Mabuza, the CEO of Eskom, after his press conference.
- The EFF has alleged that Mabuza admitted that he was not the right person for the job in a reply to a question at the conference.
- Questions over Mabuza's relationship to the Daily Maverick have been raised in allegations of a conflict of interest.
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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have made calls on Friday for the removal of the Eskom CEO, Jabu Mabuza. The statement came after a press conference where Mabuza replied to a question over his suitability for the role as head of the country's power producer.
According to the EFF, Mabuza admitted to being "clueless" when he said,
“Am I the right person? I would have applied for the job if I had the qualifications and I wanted it. I didn’t apply for this. South Africans and the president and the minister must make the call.”
Briefly.co.za learned that the news that load shedding would return was not well received by the people of South Africa and he tacitly admitted that he did not apply for the position of CEO.
Mabuza had hosted the press conference to announce the return of load shedding as the embattled power utility wrestles with the challenge of providing stable power to the citizens of South Africa according to TheCitizen.co.za.
There were also questions regarding the time and place of the press conference which the EFF claim made to accommodate the Daily Maverick. The EFF said that if a similar incident had occurred under Brian Molefe with the former news provider ANN7 it would have caused an outcry.
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