Eskom is like a broken car: CEO

Eskom is like a car that has not been maintained, its CEO said on Thursday.

“The metaphor of a car is very useful. If you continue to drive a car without maintaining it, it will carry you but at some point it breaks down,” Tshediso Matona told reporters in Johannesburg.

“I think this is what is happening with many generating units at Eskom.”

Eskom has had a “maintenance philosophy” but it did not always stick to it.

“Eskom has not stayed faithful to that maintenance religion for a very, long time. The reliability of our equipment is the price we are paying.”

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