New Eskom chairperson's to-do list — according to the EFF

16 January 2020 - 17:28 By ZINGISA MVUMVU
Malegapuru Makgoba. File photo.
Malegapuru Makgoba. File photo.
Image: Gallo Images / Beeld / Felix Dlangamandla

The EFF has given new Eskom board interim chair Prof Malegapuru Makgoba six “to-do tasks” as he takes over the embattled power utility.

The red berets called, in a statement on Thursday, on Makgoba to:

  • Cancel the irrational power purchase agreements 
  • Disengage with independent power producers (IPPs)   
  • Stop any attempt to unbundle the utility
  • Build an Eskom renewal-energy  division 
  • Investigate the delays on the completion of Kusile and Medupi; and
  • Make  sure that all coal prices are consistent with Nersa (National Energy Regulator of South Africa) set prices.

According to the EFF, if Makgoba adhered to their script, he would be on the right side of history.

“He  will  be  judged based on these important goals; under his watch, he must ensure that  Eskom remains, in its entirety, a people’s asset,” said EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

The party also reiterated its call for President Cyril Ramaphosa to axe public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan.