Committee ‘concerned’ by suspensions at Eskom

2015-03-13 15:54

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Parliament’s public enterprises portfolio committee has expressed concern at the suspension of four top Eskom executives.

“We register our concern regarding the stability and governance of the power utility, considering the current energy challenges facing the country,” committee chairperson Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba said today.

Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi yesterday said the four executives, including chief executive Tshediso Matona, had been asked to step aside as the power utility embarked on a fact-finding inquiry.

The other three are finance director Tsholofelo Molefe, group capital executive Dan Morokane, and commercial and technology executive Matshela Koko.

Nonexecutive board member Zethembe Khoza would become interim chief executive.

Letsatsi-Duba said her committee needed a “comprehensive briefing” from Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the Eskom board regarding the suspensions and the investigation to be conducted.

“As Eskom’s oversight body, it’s important to be briefed on the latest developments on what is happening within the power utility and not be informed through media reports.”

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