Scopa; André De Reyter said that Eskom is today paying for past sins

The outgoing Eskom CEO, André de Ruyter, during his appearance before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) blamed loadshedding on the previous administration.

He also said that the power utility is today paying for past sins. De Ruyter says 95 percent of blackouts would not be happening if the previous Eskom executive had made different decisions.

Scopa and Eskom were discussing outstanding matters and also shed light on why exactly the country is dealing with the worst bout of loadshedding yet.

De Ruyter says while the power utility expects blackouts to ease over the next 18 months, he wouldn't count on an end to power cuts.

by Everngelista Muza