DA calls on Eskom to put projects on hold

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on power utility, Eskom, to put on hold its Kusile and Medupi projects.

The party says the Meridian Economics Report on Eskom, highlighted some possible answers to the financial crisis the power utility is currently facing.

It says the report suggested that Eskom postponed the building programme on a number of units at the Kusile and Medupi Power Stations. However, the DA says Eskom rejected these proposals.

The power utility has told government that it is expected to run at a loss of 3.5 billion rand by the end of March next year.

“I have asked for an urgent meeting of a Public Portfolio Enterprise so that Minister Lynn Brown can come and explain what the current financial situation of Eskom is, so that we can raise our concerns and projections that Medupi and Kusile are now put on hold,” says DA’s Natasha Mazzone.