Gordhan tells Eskom management to 'stay off Twitter'

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Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan has reprimanded Twitter warriors, in particular former Eskom managers who have been active on the social media platform lately.  

Pravin Gordhan

In an apparent swipe at one-time acting CEO Matshela Koko, who this week posted a series of contentious tweets, Gordhan yesterday asked that the power utility's current management team be left to do its job.

Speaking in Johannesburg about the challenges facing the utility, Gordhan said all senior managers at Eskom have been asked to cancel their leave over Christmas.  

They will instead try to figure out why some of the country's power stations are still offline - which's led to days of load shedding. 

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Gordhan says they hope to be done with stage two load shedding by mid January.

"When the country comes back to work around mid-January, up until the end of March - we want to know within the next week what we can tell the public. Ideally, we want to tell the public - no level 2 loadshedding but you might have a quarter load shedding," Gordhan said. 

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