Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has commented on the situation at Eskom. Gordhan insists that despite Stage 6 load-shedding, the crisis remains 'manageable'.
Pravin Gordhan has spoken out on the situation facing Eskom as the country reels from new stages of load-shedding added to the schedules.
eNCA reports that the Public Enterprises Minister insists the current level of load-shedding is a 'manageable crisis':
"It's not a big a crisis, it's something we are managing."
Rumours of the state-owned entity being placed under voluntary business rescue were shrugged off by Gordhan who insisted the government has a clear gameplan for the utility.
Chairperson Jabu Mabuza blamed the current situation on poor maintenance commenting that:
"Some of the reasons we find ourselves where we are today is owing to maintenance not being done."
Briefly.co.za reported that senior energy expert Ted Blom is adamant corruption is at play at Eskom, claiming that cheap coal supplies put a spanner in the works and contributed largely to the blackouts.
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