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Africa News of Friday, 24 March 2023


SA MPs oppose inquiry into Eskom corruption

Power crisis in SA Power crisis in SA

South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), on Thursday voted against a motion for an inquiry into alleged widespread corruption at the state power firm Eskom.

The state utility firm has been at the centre of rampant corruption accusations allegedly involving top ANC officials - amid a energy crisis in the country.

A tolal of 201 ANC members of parliament voted against the motion - againt 115 opposition members who voted for it.

The ruling party legislators argued the parliament's oversight mechanism and the appointment of an electricity minister were enough to address all the issues.

The motion had been tabled by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party.

South Africa has been grappling with a power crisis, enduring up to 12 hours of scheduled power cuts in recent weeks.