On Sunday, 17 February 2019, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone MP, will unveil a billboard highlighting Eskom and the ANC’s failure to keep the lights on for South Africans.
South Africans are well aware as to why we find ourselves in this mess. For the past decade, the ANC in government has allowed corruption and mismanagement to hollow out Eskom. They have tinkered with reforms instead of overhauling the model of the entity. And the result today is a national power utility that is on its knees, threatening to take the entire country down with it.
What we need now is bold, immediate action to reform the energy sector in South Africa before it’s too late.
The ANC should stop playing politics with this crisis and take on board the interventions the DA has called for over the past 10 years.
The DA is the only party that can solve the Eskom crisis, with our “cheaper electricity bill”. Enough is enough. The time for change is now, and to force the ANC to experience their own Level 4 load-shedding on 8th May 2019.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: 17 February 2019
Address: Queen Elizabeth Bridge, Corner of Pixley ka Isaka Seme and Simmonds Street, Johannesburg
GPS Co-ordinates: -26.199059, 28.037578
There will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.