DA condemns De Ruyter murder attempt

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it condemns the attempted murder of Eskom’s CEO, Andre de Ruyter at Megawatt Park, while he was dutifully attending to his duties in the wake of his resignation.

De Ruyter confirmed to News24 that doctors had found elevated levels of cyanide in his blood on 13 December. He did not want to comment further.

DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Ghaleb Cachalia said not only has de Ruyter been left out to dry amidst ANC shenanigans but now criminal syndicates within Eskom are palpably hell-bent on cementing their stranglehold on Eskom that is destroying the economy. “It is clear that they will stop at nothing.We cannot wait until 2024 when the criminal syndicate that is the ANC is removed from power”.

Cachalia said firm and decisive action needs to be taken now. “The trouble is that anyone who attempts to do so is not only sidelined, but their lives are in danger”.

The DA calls on president Ramaphosa to outline to the nation exactly what is being done to address this mayhem? “He needs to do so immediately and must be held to account for every act of omission or commission that has brought us to this sorry state of affairs”.

Cachalia reiterated that the DA will write to the president to demand action on this without delay.

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