Government informed the country of its response to the crisis at Eskom. The Hawks are investigating a case of suspected sabotage at the power utility. The Presidency made the announcement after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s keynote address at Reconciliation Day celebrations in KwaZulu-Natal. Last week, Ramaphosa said sabotage led to the loss of 2,000 megawatt at Eskom’s Tutuka power station and that contributed to load-shedding.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said Eskom’s war room will be reconvened. Mthembu also said government has welcomed the news of SAA being placed under business rescue. Cabinet is confident that the business will restore the airline. It would have had negative impact on the workforce of South Africa. We fully welcome the business rescue,” he said.
The government has committed to an additional R2-billion in financial assistance to contribute towards the radical restructuring of the airline. The existing SAA lenders will have committed to matching the amount.
Mthembu extended his condolences to families that have lost ones during the recent flooding. He urged the community to listen to warnings and not live in low lying areas. The minister urged drivers to be responsible on the roads during the festive season. Mthembu says matric results will be released on 7 January.
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