Tebogo Msimanga |
South African Students Congress (SASCO) says Eskom’s implementation of loadshedding has grown increasingly questionable.The Student Organisation went on to say the leaps between various stages of loadshedding has proved to be at the centre of plenty of South Africans not accessing their basic rights and as such is a cause for concern.
SASCO President Bamanye Matiwane said the denial of electricity as a basic human right must lead to the president taking necessary actions to the removal of the CEO of Eskom, André de Ruyter. “The consistent blackouts are an indication of failure of a state to manage the power utility under the watch of the current minister and the CEO.”
Matiwane stressed that the consistent blackouts have proved to have a direct impact on people’s lives and livelihood. “The failures of the CEO can be traced to the 73 years old Pravin who should be retired in favour of a younger competent minister to overlook SOE and ensure that they operate effectively to service our people.”
The minister’s focus is worrisome at his old age, the sale of SAA and failures of other SOEs should be pinned on the minister, as SASCO we urge the president to be considerate to the minister and allow him to focus on his retirement and spending his pension fund.
Matiwane further said President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to affirm to the people of South Africa that the ANC-led government is committed to servicing South Africans at all times.