Outa seeks Eskom break-up into two distinct corporations

An inter-ministerial committee appointed by President Jacob Zuma to investigate Eskom, instructed Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown rescind Brian Molefe's re-appointment. Brown later announced that she will appoint an acting CEO of the power utility within 48 hours.

Ted Blom, Director of Energy at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) tells Talk Radio 702 host, Redi Tlhabi that his organisation has been following events and reporting on corruption at Eskom for the past decade.

Read: "Eskom chair's load shedding message a veiled threat"

Currently we've objected to a number of Eskom led initiatives including excessive pricing.

Ted Blom, Director of Energy at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa)

Part of our complain is that Eskom has abused its dominance in the market.

Ted Blom, Director of Energy at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa)

Outa has currently approached the Competition Commission to investigate the possibility of breaking up Eskom into two distinct corporations, one that controls electricity generation and another that controls transmission, both owned by the state.

Blom says Outa is also ready to oppose the first of the Tegeta coal supply agreement with Eskom declared null and void. He says Molefe has caused irreparable damage to Eskom and tainted his own reputation in the process. Blom adds that Brown's tenure should swiftly come to an end as a result.

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