President Zuma Updated on Eskom Developments

Pretoria – The Presidency says President Jacob Zuma has been updated on the developments at Eskom and the attempts being made by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the board to overcome the energy challenge facing South Africa.

The Presidency on Thursday said Eskom is receiving full support from the Department of Public Enterprises, the Presidency and government as a whole to improve operations and implement the energy security plan.

“Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa leads the government support efforts,” said the Presidency.

The Presidency encouraged all stakeholders to provide the needed support and to focus on assisting Eskom and the department to make the country energy sufficient.

“The Presidency will not entertain rumours and gossip about the operations at Eskom as that will not assist the process at hand – the imperative task of implementing the urgent medium-term plan to enable the country to manage the energy shortages,” said the Presidency.

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