We need time, says Gordhan on load-shedding

Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan and the Eskom board seem to be in the dark on solutions. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says government and Eskom are not certain when load-shedding will end.

Gordhan said that an update on the situation will be provided in the next 10 to 14 days.

“We must find the solutions as quickly as possible. We must find the time and money to get the maintenance done that is required. Equally important is corruption at Eskom because you heard at the Zondo commission. It has impacted on the treasury functions within Eskom, it impacted on skills, good skills being marginalised,” said Gordhan.

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The power utility's been implementing rolling blackouts for nearly a week.

Gordhan says government and Eskom has not communicated frankly and regularly with the South African public.