Eskom created load shedding to secure coal contracts - Natasha Mazzone

Eskom board chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, and some Treasury staff appeared in front of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) in Parliament on Tuesday.

DA public enterprises shadow ministerNatasha Mazzone says the meeting confirmed the importance and urgency of having a full parliamentary inquiry into Eskom.

Read: Eskom dilly dallying on Tegeta answers

Eskom is ducking and diving and coming up with some very strange responses to questions.

Natasha Mazzone, Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minster for Public Enterprises

Mazzone says Molefe refused to answer her questions about his Gupta links referred to in sections of the state capture report. She adds that the amount of disdain displayed by the board of Eskom is very worrying.

They seem to think that they're all powerful and untouchable.

Natasha Mazzone, Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minster for Public Enterprises

Mazzone says that she suspects a lot of the load shedding was created by Eskom.

She questions the convenience of many of the coal contracts and coal supplies saying it was convenient for Eskom to cause mass panic, bring the country's economy to its knees. Mazzone believes load shedding could have been avoided.

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