Climate Justice Coalition wants Mantashe fired as energy minister

By, Jon Perlman, Radio 702 (July 18, 2022)

Uveka Rangappa speaks to secretary of Climate Justice Coalition, Alex Lenferna, about their march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Climate Justice Coalition – an group made up of South African trade unions, community-based and non-profit organisations, is calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe.

The coalition was to hand over its memorandum of demands to the Presidency on Monday at the Union Buildings in Tshwane.

Mantashe is accused of plunging the country into an energy crisis with Eskom’s continued power cuts and exorbitant fuel prices.

We have three central demands, one is that the president needs to implement an emergency renewable energy plan to end load shedding.

Alex Lenferna, Secretary – Climate Justice Coalition

Listen to the full interview below…