Khulu Phasiwe: Things are falling apart at Eskom

Eskom says it is not in a position to make commitments about its ability to continue keeping the lights on.

Speaking to Ray White on the Midday report, Eskom's spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says certain things have been switched off deliberately.

There are instances in some of our power stations where we have discovered that certain things have been switched off deliberately.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

READ: Num says unions are planning lunchtime picket, not strike

Things are falling apart on the side but the centre is still holding.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

Trade unions National Union of Mineworkers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa are picketing outside Eskom stations nationwide in demand of salary increases.

The power plant says there will be no salary increases for this year.

We also have intimidations. At least one person has been hospitalised after some of his colleagues attacked him while he was preparing to leave his house.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

ALSO READ: Callers question why ordinary citizens must pay for Eskom's financial woes

Essentially they attacked him at his house not even at the power station. Things are difficult, people are being intimidated.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

Find out if the police are helping Eskom employees who are intimidated.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Callers question why ordinary citizens must pay for Eskom's financial woes

Callers question why ordinary citizens must pay for Eskom's financial woes

702 and CapeTalk callers share their views on issues affecting the country on a daily basis.

Num says unions are planning lunchtime picket, not strike

Num says unions are planning lunchtime picket, not strike

The union says Eskom's mismanagement and looting should not be used as an excuse for a zero percent wage increase.

Billions owed by municipalities will take decades to pay off

Billions owed by municipalities will take decades to pay off

Ten of the worst performing municipalities appeared before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday.

Local businessman sues CoCT for cutting water supply

Local businessman sues CoCT for cutting water supply

Alexander Penglides is challenging the City of Cape Town after it cut the water supply to his home.

NUM: We are not calling for a shutdown but a march to Eskom

NUM: We are not calling for a shutdown but a march to Eskom

Unions to lead a one-day march on Thursday over 0% wage increase but Eskom says it is an essential service and they may not strike

Eskom says strike is illegal

Eskom says strike is illegal

Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe and said they have taken emergency measures to ensure that the lights are kept on.

Eskom: No plans to retrench workers for now

Eskom: No plans to retrench workers for now

This follows an announcement by Eskom that it will be looking into its bloated work force to make amends for its financial woes.

'Eskom cannot afford salary increases'

'Eskom cannot afford salary increases'

Deputy editor at the Financial Mail Sikhonathi Mantshantsha gives insight on the state of SOE.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Human trafficking: The life of drugs and prostitution - Grizelda Grootboom

Human trafficking: The life of drugs and prostitution - Grizelda Grootboom

The author of Exit, Grizelda Grootboom, explains how she was trafficked, drugged and sold for sex on the streets of Joburg.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?