ANC rewriting government documents to facilitate deal with Rosatom
28 October 2014
The ANC today used its majority in the energy committee to deliberately misrepresent the findings of the government's own updated 20 year energy plan (IRP 2013), which specifically calls for a delay in the nuclear build programme.
The DA strongly objected to the wording of the Budget Review and Recommendation Report in which it was stated that the updated energy plan "reconfirms nuclear as a supply side solution to meet environmental and macroeconomic development objectives", when it in fact states the exact opposite.
It is clear now that the ANC in Parliament is willing to twist government's own recommendations to pave the way for the Rosatom deal.
The ANC is simply rewriting the conclusions of the government's own energy plans. In a bizarre turn of events, the ANC argued that it will use its majority to vote down the DA's factual statement that the IRP update "calls for a delay in the nuclear programme and puts forward financial benchmarks to guide our decision over the nuclear programme."