Eskom has placed its Executive for the Group Capital Division, Abram Masango, on suspension pending an investigation into various allegations of impropriety against him relating to the Kusile Power Station build project.
The suspension is with immediate effect.
"Whilst we recognise his rights to be presumed innocent, however, given the serious nature of the allegations made against him and the seniority of his position in Eskom, the Eskom management took a decision to place him on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation," the utility said in a statement.
The Board and management of Eskom is committed to investigating all allegations of impropriety involving Eskom and to hold those involved accountable as part of restoring good governance in our organisation.
NOTICE: Eskom's head of Group Capital, Mr Abram Masango, has been suspended with immediate effect pending an investigation into various allegations of impropriety against him relating to the Kusile build project. pic.twitter.com/HlIdEK7qzF
— Eskom Spokesperson (@KhuluPhasiwe) November 16, 2018