CAPE TOWN – Deputy President David Mabuza has called on South Africa to stop the blame game and instead focus on finding solutions to fix Eskom.
Mabuza also admitted that workers at the struggling energy company Eskom have “failed” the government to ensure a reliable supply of electricity for several years.
Mabuza answered oral questions at the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday.
NCOP delegates also questioned Mabuza about fixing design flaws in the Medupi and Kusile power plants.
He implored members not to play a blame game on Eskom’s current challenges.
“Let’s all work together. Pointing fingers and letting go of challenges is useless. It’s up to this generation to rise up and solve this problem. We’ll let the nation down, we’ll let the people down if we keep pointing the finger at each other and don’t solve the problem.”
Mabuza also acknowledged that appointments at Eskom had been a disappointment over the years.
“These people who were appointed, they failed. They let the government down, but I said no need to point fingers at each other. Let’s fix it,” he said.