Mantashe lambasted as ‘fool’ for saying load shedding is a global issue | The Citizen

After 15 years of load shedding, culminating last week in stage 6 for second time since December 2019 and stage 5 this week, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe yesterday told South Africans to “stop complaining” because electricity outages are a global phenomenon. However, unlike Europe where gas and power prices are soaring thanks to Russia’s war on Ukraine, SA’s deepening energy crisis is not the result of lack of resources, but rather self-inflicted due to poor management, corruption and incompetence, according to experts and environmental activists. Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse chief executive Wayne Duvenage said Mantashe had…

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