- The Congress of South African Trade Unions wants the Eskom board overhauled
- This follows the resignation of chairperson Jabu Mabuza on Friday
- With load-shedding returning, despite promises that it would be avoided, the power utility is coming under immense fire
COSATU president Zingiswa Losi has called for the entire board at Eskom to follow in Jabu Mabuza's footsteps and resign.
Briefly.co.za reported that the chairperson, and until recently interim CEO, Jabu Mabuza had opted to throw in the towel.
Losi spoke to SABC during the ANC's fundraising gala dinner in Kimberley and insists that the entire Eskom board has failed South Africa:
“Was it not the Minister of Public Enterprises who we saw holding live press conferences inside Eskom next to Jabu Mabuza, the chairperson who has just resigned now, telling the country that they have turned the corner. We think that the issue of accountability must extend beyond just Jabu Mabuza resigning, to the entire board of Eskom, to the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan – who we hope will find it within his conscious to step down.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa had been forced to return from Egypt with the implementation of Stage 6 load-shedding last year, calling for an emergency meeting with Eskom top dogs.
Following the meeting, with an angered nation waiting for an official response to the situation, Ramaphosa had promised that there would be no load-shedding before January 13.
This empty promise has seen criticism levied against the president, with deputy president David Mabuza adamant that Ramaphosa had been misled.
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