Eskom lays charge against 'rowdy' protesting DA

22 January 2016 - 02:23 By TMG Digital

Eskom has laid a criminal charge against the DA for contravening the Regulation of Gatherings Act 205 of 1993 and it plans to lay another one against the party for fraud, claiming some signatories of a petition it presented to the electricity supplier are not "authentic". This follows a protest on Wednesday at Eskom's Megawatt Park head office in Sunninghill led by the DA's spokesman on public enterprises, Natasha Mazzone.Mazzone handed over a petition calling on Eskom's executives to repay R73-million in bonuses they had received since load-shedding commenced in 2008."DA members ... arrived at Eskom's head office on Wednesday without prior approval and proceeded to occupy the reception area in a rowdy manner, demanding to see CEO Brian Molefe," Eskom said.Mazzone said the handover of the petition "was a pre-arranged meeting and took place in an orderly fashion".Eskom said its mandate was powering South Africa and all its employees were committed to discharging their duties."We have not implemented load-shedding for close to five months and we continue to do maintenance on our plants to ensure long-term sustainability."Eskom will lay another charge of fraud following a brief investigation that revealed the information of some of the signatories of the 'petition' is not authentic," it said. ..

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