DA Eskom Busisiwe Mavuso

03/09/2019. Business Leadership South Africa CEO, Busisiwe Mavuso.
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‘She should be praised’: DA on Eskom’s Busi Mavuso

The DA says Eskom Board member, Busisiwe Mavuso who stormed out during a SCOPA meeting after a heated exchange should be praised.

DA Eskom Busisiwe Mavuso

03/09/2019. Business Leadership South Africa CEO, Busisiwe Mavuso.
Picture: Masi Losi

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says Eskom Board member, Busisiwe Mavuso should be praised for pointing out that the ANC is partly responsible for Eskom woes.

Things got a little heated during a Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA)  oversight visit at Eskom on Friday, 22 April 2022 and Mavuso stormed out of the meeting. 

WHY DOES THE DA PRAISE BUSISIWE MAVUSO?

During the meeting, Busisiwe Mavuso said current Ekom CEO, Andre de Ruyter is not 100% responsible or is to blame for the state of Eskom. 

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“What we will not accept and what we will not agree to, in spite of all the challenges we are facing as an organisation and all the efforts that have been put in place, is to have this board and André [de Ruyter] as the fall guy for the mess that this organisation is currently experiencing,” Mavuso told SCOPA in part.

DA member of SCOPA, Benedicta van Minnen said they believe Mavuso was accurate in pointing out that the crisis at Eskom was the “ANC’s mess” and was caused by ANC corruption and that she should be praised for telling it like it is to the very committee tasked with investigating what is wrong with the entity.

“However, instead of being thanked for her honesty, she was asked to leave the meeting by the Chair (Mkhuleko Hlengwa) – which begs the question of his role – a member of the IFP why was he covering up for the ANC and not allowing the truth to come out? 

“We know this is true as he subsequently castigated the journalists in the room who put the facts out into the public domain. What is he covering up?”

Benedicta van Minnen

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