Corruption Suspected to be Behind Load Shedding – Zwelinzima Vavi

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Eskom’s latest energy crisis is being engineered. That’s according to the general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi who suspects that corruption is again at the centre of this crisis.

He was responding to a question related to the timing of these power cuts. It comes as Eskom is unhappy with the energy regulator NERSA’s rejection of its request for higher electricity prices which would have run into 2025.

The load shedding which has since been escalated to Stage 4 comes amid the looming municipal elections.

Eskom has blamed the rolling blackouts on a series of generation unit breakdowns as well as units under maintenance not coming back online as planned.

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu’s) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi believes this latest bout of load shedding is part of an ongoing campaign to collapse Eskom.

Vavi notes that there will be no accountability for Eskom’s failures at a ministerial level as ANC factionalism is involved there.

[Header image: SAFTU]


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