U-Eksom udlala ngezimpilo zabantu bakuleli

Lubhalwe nguZukile Majova
Umhleli wezepolitiki

U-Eskom ubanjwe oqotsheni ngesenzo osenzile esishaqisayo sokuzama ukufihlela isizwe sonke ukuthi sesingene esigabeni sesishiyagalombili sokucinywa kukagesi ngesonto eledlule. Ngabe ngempela bebecabanga ukuthi abantu bakuleli angeke babone?

Amahora ayisishiyagalombili emahoreni ayishumi ugesi ubulokhu ucisha. Sike sathwala kanzima emahoreni angu-24 futhi bekungesona isigaba sesithupha. Lona umdlalo oyimfihlo odlalwa u-Eskom kubantu bakuleli.

Impelasonto yonke, inkampani kagesi ibilwela ukuhlinzeka ngamandla anele okusetshenziswa emakhaya okuyilapho iningi labasebenzisi njengezimboni, amaqembu, izinsizakalo zezohwebo nezimayini bezivaliwe.

NgeSonto ebusuku, u-Eskom uthe “usezinhlelweni zokubuyisela isiteshi sesibili sase-Koeberg.”

“Ukuvalwa kwalendawo bekwenziwa amaphampu amanzi asedonsa kanzima kulesi siteshi sesibili.”

Ukuphazamiseka kwe-Koeberg okungenye yezindawo zikagesi ezithembeke kakhulu kwa-Eskom, kusho ukuthi zombili iziteshi azisebenzi futhi bazophinde balahlekelwe ugesi ka-1,900 MW.

Umhlaziyi wezamandla uChris Yelland uthe: “Isiteshi sokuqala e-Koeberg sihlelelwe ukunwetshwa siphinde sifakwe uphethiloli njengamanje awekho amandla avela e-Koeberg.

“Kulezi zimo, kunzima kakhulu ukwamukela ukuthi isiteshi sikagesi senuzi sakwa-Eskom e-Koeberg sinikeza amandla amakhulu okungathenjelwa kuwo futhi adlulisekayo kanti sithwele umthamo wamandla angu-24/7/365.”

Konke lokhu kusho ukuthi isiteshi samandla senuzi sase-Koeberg sesidonsa amandla ku-grid noma sisebenzisa amajeneretha ukupholisa ukushisa okungadala ingozi ye-nuclear reactor.

Ukubuyiswa kwesiteshi sase-Duvha nase-Medupi akwenzanga umehluko omkhulu ngeSonto njengoba iziteshi ezimbili zase-Kriel nase-Koeberg okuyisiteshi sesibili zicishiwe ukuze ziyolungiswa.

Khonamanjalo e-Limpopo, uNobhala-Jikelele we-ANC uFikile Mbalula udlale ipolitiki ngokushuba kwenkinga kagesi ezweni.

“Izinselelo ezikhona zokunqamuka kukagesi yingoba i-ANC yandise ukuhlinzeka ngezidingo eziningi iphinde isebenzise inkundla yezokuphepha. I-ANC isebenzise ugesi omkhulu kunawo wonke umuntu ezweni.”

NgeSonto ayibanga khona inkulumo evela kuMengameli Cyril Ramaphosa, uNgqongqoshe Wezamandla kagesi uKgosientsho Ramokgopa, uNgqongqoshe Wezamabhizinisi Kahulumeni uPravin Gordhan kanye noNgqongqoshe Wezokumbiwa Phansi Namandla uGwede Mantashe.

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