- Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko has made clear that he has no desire to work at the power utility ever again
- Koko took to social media to reject the calls of some South Africa who want him and Brian Molefe to return to Eskom
- Some South Africans laughed at Koko and told him he takes social media too seriously because the government doesn't want him back
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JOHANNESBURG - Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko says he has no intention of working at the power utility following calls for him to be reinstated.
Many South Africans took to social media to share their opinions about Eskom implementing Stage 6 loadshedding due to workers going on strike.
Koko has been on the top trending lists this week as people believe he would be capable of keeping the lights on, according to TimesLIVE. Some people also suggest that Brian Molefe, who led Eskom at some point, should be given his job back.
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Twitter user @joe_troublesome wrote:
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"I think at some point we must start a campaign to rehire Brian Molefe and Koko Matshela as CEO and Chief Engineer respectively."
Koko rejected the calls to be reinstated and said that he would not work for any state-owned enterprise. He wrote:
"I will not return to @Eskom_SA nor work for any state-owned company under the sixth administration."
South Africans weigh in
Some South Africans thought Koko pays social media too much mind. Some people even added that he couldn't be the solution to Eskom's current problems because they were created by him.
Here are some comments:
"Jacob Zuma inherited a car (Eskom), instead of taking it for proper maintenance & repairs, he took it to eKasi mechanics (You & Brian). For 9 years, the 3 of you drove that car without proper maintenance, using cheap methods and inferior parts. That's why Eskom is a mess."
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"Would you consider it when it's the 7th administration and the criminals are gone at the Union Buildings?"
"But why would people who caused problems to be part of the problem-solving? In this country, we are bad with judgements."
"You have to wait until they offer you a job before you can refuse. Twitter is not the government."
President Cyril Ramaphosa regrets Stage 6 loadshedding implementation, says nuclear energy Is off the table
Briefly News previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa says that he regrets that Stage 6 loadshedding has been implemented in the country. He made the remarks while attending the seventh Southern African Customs Union Summit in Botswana on Thursday, 30 June.
Ramaphosa said that while the country is trying to find alternative energy sources, nuclear power is not an option. He said South Africa simply can't afford nuclear energy.
Eskom employees in Mpumalanga say they will continue protesting until they are given salary increases
The president encouraged Eskom executives and labour unions to focus on finding a solution to the strike, which is adding pressure to the already exacerbated power utility. Speaking to SABC News, Ramaphosa said they should set their differences aside and put the country first.
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