Just as load shedding has been placed back on the cards, there have been more calls for the removal of Eskom board executives especially removing the CEO.
According to Sunday Times recently, “The ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo has called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire Eskom CEO André de Ruyter.”
The government, however, will not be interfering with the national electricity supplier’s board.
While addressing the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Deputy President David Mabuza indicated that the government won’t be instrumental in the Eskom board’s changes.
According to EWN, Mabuza said that removing Eskom executives like CEO Andre de Ruyter was entirely a board matter.
“As the shareholder, we have appointed the board to administer and oversee the operations of this utility and we should refrain as shareholders from interfering with the daily running of the utility,” Mabuza.
The country can look forward to new appointed Eskom executives under de Ruyter for improvements as far as power cuts go, hopefully, the change comes soon.
Mabuza mentioned that Eskom is dealing with sabotage and corruption while grappling with the electricity issues and that should be put into consideration.