Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has resigned from his position due to recent attacks directed at him and the board.
Eskom has been largely criticised by politicians and the public at large for power outages that have affected the country this year.
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Energy expert Ted Blom and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe have recently been vocal about Eskom’s mismanagement.
According to News24, it was the lack of support from President Cyril Ramaphosa and South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan that led to Ruyter’s decision.
Mpho Makwana and Gordhan were notified of the resignation this week.
“It is understood that De Ruyter’s resignation could lead to the departure from Eskom of a number of other senior executives and engineers. Jan Oberholzer, De Ruyter’s number two and the chief operating officer, will also retire in April 2023.”
Ruyter’s three-year tenure has led to the country experiencing the highest form of loadshedding, stage 7.