PRETORIA, The Presidency has distanced itself from comments made by President Jacob Zuma's special adviser on energy that State-owned power utility Eskom is going down fast.
"The utterances reported in the media attributed to Mr Silas Zimu, special adviser to President Jacob Zuma on energy, at the Windaba energy conference in Cape Town, that Eskom 'is going down and under, very, very fast' are his personal views and do not represent the views of President Zuma, the Presidency or government, said the Presidency in a statement here Sunday.
The Presidency said Zimu addressed the conference in his personal capacity.
The Government will continue to provide support to Eskom and to strengthen the State-owned entity, which is one of the country's central engines for economic growth and development, it said.
The two-day conference concluded last Thursday.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK