The DA announced that it would march to the ANC headquarters, central Johannesburg, on January 25, to protest the “ANC-engineered electric crisis”. This after Andre De Ruyter has been heading up the catastrophic functioning of the state-owned enterprise for four years. It easy to ask the question; why now?
However, John Steenhuisen, the DA leader, said that the protest would target Luthuli house because it was the “scene of the crime the ANC continues to persecute against the peoples of South Africa” via permanent stage 6 load-shedding as well as the recent 18.65% electricity tariff rise.
The ANC Youth league charged the opposition with “using the unfortunate crisis national” to try to score political points by “senseless theatrics” such as announcing a march towards the party headquarters.
The ANCYL’s warning to the DA is that should it proceed with their march to Luthuli house, the ANC Youth League will meet them there and peaceful lead them to Eskom where the actual blame lies.
Those on twitter are left scratching their heads as to the reason the DA decided to march now, when crippling loadshedding has been a mainstay under Andre De Ruyter and the Minister Pravin Gordhan since their appointments by Cyril Ramaphosa, who himself was tasked to rehabilitate Eskom during his tenor as
While politicians grandstand, each one pushing their own agenda, the DA with their green corporate renewable agenda and the ANC trying to maintain a hold on their cash cow Eksom, it seems that ultimately, its the voters who lose out in the end.
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