Deloitte has become the latest international company dragged into South Africa’s government-linked corruption scandals.
‘Deloitte was granted contracts when their prices were five times higher than those of their competitors,’ Eskom acting CEO Jabu Mabuza said.
The party also says it wants further clarity on what the Eskom boss’ relationship is with the Daily Maverick.
The chairperson and acting CEO denies the DA’s claims that Eskom knew load shedding would happen but didn’t come clean.
As South Africa enters its third day of blackouts, investors are still awaiting word from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration on how it’s going to fix the ailing state power company.
Eskom says it has had another major setback at its Medupi power station and will be implementing stage-1 load shedding from 9am to 12pm and thereafter revert to stage-2 load shedding until 11pm.
While the immediate causes of the generation crisis at Eskom are well known, the emergency it found itself in this week has been some time coming.
Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday evening, acting Eskom CEO Jabu Mabuza stated that he does not expect any load-shedding to be implemented over the weekend.
South Africa has been promising for months to fix Eskom. While little tangible progress has been evident so far, several key decisions are due to be taken this month.