Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
25 Apr 2022
8:21 pm

Scopa and Mavuso’s spat a sign of frustration with govt’s meddling at Eskom – expert

Brian Sokutu

Virtual Energy and Power director Clyde Mallinson said the government’s years of interference in Eskom operations led the state-owned enterprise to face perpetual financial losses and inefficiency – the cause of the current rolling blackouts.

Eskom board member and Business Leadership SA (BLSA) Picture: Gallo Images.

As the spat between ANC MPs serving on the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) and Eskom board member Busisiwe Mavuso continues to grab public attention, a leading energy expert on Monday described her outburst as a symptom of frustration with the government’s meddling in the running of the power utility. Painting a picture of a bleak future, Virtual Energy and Power director Clyde Mallinson said the government’s years of interference in Eskom operations had led to the state-owned enterprise facing perpetual financial losses and inefficiency – the cause of the current rolling blackouts. After a weekend without load shedding,...