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ALL South Africans should support the granting of the World Bank loan to Eskom, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said yesterday.
"All South Africans must support the loan because 25percent of people are still waiting to have access to basic minimum electricity," she told reporters in Johannesburg.
Peters was speaking after a roundtable discussion with Business Unity South Africa.
The British government is reportedly under pressure to block South Africa's efforts to secure a $3,7billion (R27 billion) loan from the World Bank to construct the Medupi power station.
Joining Peters at yesterday's news briefing, Busa chairperson Raymond Parsons said Busa was already on record as supporting the loan.
"It's part of Eskom's broader borrowing programme. Eskom has already obtained a loan from the African Development Bank," Parsons said.
"The World Bank loan at this stage is essential," he added.
On the ANC's involvement in the building of the Medupi power station through its 25percent stake in Hitachi Africa via Chancellor House, Peters said the issue should be addressed by the treasurer general of the ANC.
She said she had discussed several issues with Busa. In what she termed a "very good meeting," issues such as the Integrated Resource Plan were discussed. - Sapa