SAFTU calls for Eskom CEO De Ruyter to resign

Business South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) reiterates its call for the immediate resignation of the Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter. The Union stressed that under the leadership of de Ruyter, Eskom has continued to plunge the country into unprecedented levels of load-shedding.

SAFTU General Secretary  Zwelinzima VavI said it is clear that de Ruyter is failing to maintain the Eskom fleet and restore it to stability. “Records have shown that under de Ruyter load-shedding has worsened, and the country has shed more megawatts of electricity than it has ever shed in a year since load-shedding started in 2007”.

Vavi further said SAFTU is demanding that Eskom be positioned under a different leadership that will ensure that it maintains the existing fleet to stabilise the supply of electricity and drives the introduction of renewables.

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