Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane took the cat out of the bag today on social media: Will not solve the energy crisis. De Ruyter announced his decision to resign from his Eskom board on Wednesday, according to media reports. The country is currently experiencing a Level 5 load shedding and some analysts have expressed concern that the country may soon experience a Level 8 load shedding. Calls for De Ruyter’s dismissal continue. South Africans are at risk of load shedding as a result of Covid-19.
This year, the country experienced nearly 2,000 hours of power outages. Worst year ever in terms of load shedding. Among the calls for his dismissal were the Young Nurses Indaba Labor Union (YNITU), which said earlier this week De Ruyter should be fired. stop working during Dr. Pali Lehohla, former head of the South African Bureau of Statistics, said De Ruyter should have been replaced by an engineer. “Eskom is a giant, both technically and economically. It’s a technical beast, an economic beast. It is not run by engineers or economists at this time. So you can’t expect it to work. Instead, it is run by politicians and accountants trying to understand Eskom’s logic.