Khulu Phasiwe: Things are falling apart at Eskom

Eskom says it is not in a position to make commitments about its ability to continue keeping the lights on.

Speaking to Ray White on the Midday report, Eskom's spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says certain things have been switched off deliberately.

There are instances in some of our power stations where we have discovered that certain things have been switched off deliberately.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

READ: Num says unions are planning lunchtime picket, not strike

Things are falling apart on the side but the centre is still holding.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

Trade unions National Union of Mineworkers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa are picketing outside Eskom stations nationwide in demand of salary increases.

The power plant says there will be no salary increases for this year.

We also have intimidations. At least one person has been hospitalised after some of his colleagues attacked him while he was preparing to leave his house.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

ALSO READ: Callers question why ordinary citizens must pay for Eskom's financial woes

Essentially they attacked him at his house not even at the power station. Things are difficult, people are being intimidated.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

Find out if the police are helping Eskom employees who are intimidated.


This article first appeared on 702 : Khulu Phasiwe: Things are falling apart at Eskom


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