Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe says the Komati coal power station decommissioned in October should not have been shut as it provided more power from coal than it will with its planned solar plant.

Mantashe, answering questions in parliament about Eskom, said that in the ’80s three coal power stations including Komati were mothballed and restarted with success. ..

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