EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on Tuesday slammed Eskom after the state-owned power utility announced the implementation of stage 2 load-shedding, and questioned why public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan is still in the cabinet.
Eskom said load-shedding would run from 10 pm on Tuesday to 5 am on Wednesday. It said this is necessary to preserve and replenish its emergency generation reserves and maximise capacity.
“The power generation system is still severely constrained due to high generation unit breakdowns during the past two days, as well as the delayed return to service of some units out on planned maintenance,” it said.
Ndlozi also threw a jibe at health minister Zweli Mkhize following recent reports about the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine against mild to moderate diseases caused by the Covid-19 variant.
He said the minister demonstrated “incompetence” in dealing with the pandemic.
Load shedding has become a permanent feature of South African life… SOEs are falling apart left, right & centre. Yet, Jamnandas is still in cabinet.
Mkhize has demonstrated the most dangerous incompetence with regards to the pandemic.
Why the hell are they still ministers?
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) February 9, 2021
His comments drew mixed reaction from followers. While some agreed with Ndlozi, others said running a country was difficult and he should rather do something, as a member of parliament, than sit and criticise.