Eskom’s lack of transparency ‘got them in this mess in the first place’

November 22, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja

South Africans should prepare themselves for a not-so festive holiday season in the dark, as no-one knows when, where or how Eskom, Treasury and Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan will find the money for the power utility to refill the open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) diesel tanks. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said yesterday he was not aware of how or when more diesel would be ordered, or when it would arrive in SA, if it was successfully ordered. He had earlier admitted to energy expert Chris Yelland that Eskom had no money to buy diesel for its OCGTs until the…