Eskom boss won't step aside during racism probe, says there's work to be done

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Eskom CEO André de Ruyter. Picture: Deon Raath
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter. Picture: Deon Raath

The latest: Eskom CEO André de Ruyter, who is facing allegations of racism, says he won't step aside while a probe against him is conducted.

The story: De Ruyter - who is working to implement measures aimed at steering the power utility out of an electricity supply crisis - is set to be investigated barely a year after his arrival at the state-owned entity (SOE) following allegations levelled against him by suspended chief procurement officer Solly Tshitangano.

Official comment: The chief executive, who was appointed in November 2019 and took over the reins in January 2020, says he welcomes the probe, as the allegations have threatened to shift attention from the country's power crisis. Eskom forecasts a 4 000 MW shortfall over the next five years.

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