Eskom admits to mismanagement, state capture and corruption on Breakfast with Martin Bester
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Eskom admits to mismanagement, state capture and corruption on Breakfast with Martin Bester

"There’s been management who only cared about their own pocket." - acting head of Generation, Andrew Etzinger.

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The acting head of Generation admitted that he has had easier jobs in the past. However, it is demanding and important, so he is doing it.

Andrew Etzinger joined Breakfast with Martin Bester and answered pertinent questions from the host. 

Bester asked if all the allegations are true.

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Etzinger answered: “It is understandable. We are coming out of two weeks of load shedding. There will be a lot of fingers pointing. My job is to get us out of it. We have to get our coal situation sorted and to get our people (working for us) motivated and skilled.”



Etzinger admitted to Bester about management being the reason the country is in this situation: “Very much so. We have had some big changes in the management structure. There’s instability of management. It had a bearing on the performance of Eskom. There’s been management who only cared about their own pocket. Most importantly, now, we need to protect the economy.”

Etzinger commented on the coal stock at Eskom, admitting that there is an issue with quantities and it is not where it is supposed to be, but they are making great progress.

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Did state capture have a big impact on Eskom?

Etzinger assured listeners that there will be no load shedding in December.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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