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Eskom chairman, Dr Ben Ngubane. Source: Fin24

The Eskom Board Chairman, Dr Ben Ngubane, has resigned from his position with immediate effect.

The Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, confirmed this late on Monday evening.

“Dr Ngubane formally tendered his resignation, which I accepted,” the Minister said.

Ben Ngubane in the spotlight

The resignation comes shortly after Ngubane has been questioned over Brian Molefe’s reappointment as CEO of the state enterprise. Read more…

The former Chair has also been linked, on two occasions, to the Gupta Leak saga, enca news reported.

“Once, due to a failed bid to secure oil concessions in the Central African Republic and the other regarding the reported capture of Eskom,” enca news explained.

Brown has appointed Zethembe Khoza as interim chairperson.

Eskom’s Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place later this month.

 

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Further Eskom news

In other Eskom news, last week the North Gauteng High Court issued a consent order, which provides, amongst others, that Brian Molefe will not attend at Eskom for purposes of performing his employment duties.

In addition, the order adds that Molefe’s Labour Court application is postponed to a date to be arranged with the Registrar of the Labour Court, on a reasonable advance notice to the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Further stating that the DA and EFF High Court applications are postponed.

In the event that Molefe is successful in his Labour Court application, the DA and/or the EFF shall, after consultation with Eskom and Molefe, be entitled to take the necessary steps to enroll the High Court application. Read more…