Ramaphosa slammed after blaming sabotage for Eskom loadshedding crisis
Cape Town - SA Twitter was ablaze after President Cyril Ramaphosa blamed sabotage for the country’s experience with the return of load shedding.
South Africans took to the popular micro-blogging site and slammed the president for 'incompetence' and 'weak leadership'.
Ramaphosa briefed the media after a meeting with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom board chairperson Jabu Mabuza.
Ramaphosa said he has instructed that the sabotage be investigated as it led to loss of 2000 megawatts of electricity.
“I have instructed that the sabotage be investigated and the must immediately work with the South African police service and out intelligence services to find out exactly how anyone with Eskom could have disconnected the instrument that led to the loss of 2000 megawatts.”
Ramaphosa cut short his trip to Egypt to return to the country and meet with Eskom management on Wednesday.
South African tweeps did not take the news very well.
I am shocked! SHOCKED! #Sabotage #Sabotage #Sabotage #Sabotage #sabotage #Sabotage— Kim Heller (@kimheller3) December 11, 2019
Seriously! Think, people, think!
TRULY, There is no leadership in this New Dawn #Eskom #LoadsheddingStage #eskomloadshedding #EskomCrisis pic.twitter.com/MBm8jZ75Ne
Ramaphosa will do anything to absolve him of any responsibility. Express shock, call upon people to do 'x', proclaim #sabotage, literally anything except acknowledging his administration is at fault for handling a crisis with so little regard for SAns & this deteriorating economy https://t.co/v8uOtHCB0V— SGT. Peppadews (@Tweetalogyy) December 11, 2019