Eskom Chairman resigns with immediate effect

The Chairman of South Africa’s state-run power utility Eskom, Dr Ben Ngubane, has resigned from his position with immediate effect, reports Reuters.

The resignation comes shortly after Ngubane has been questioned over Brian Molefe’s reappointment as CEO of the state enterprise. 

The former acting chief executive, Zethembe Khoza, will fill the role on an interim basis, the ministry of public enterprises confirmed.

According to Reuters, Eskom board spokesperson Khulani Qoma told 702 Talk Radio Ngubane had stepped down for personal reasons. His resignation comes after a legislator said South Africa’s parliament would launch a probe next week into Eskom amid allegations of mismanagement involving government tenders.

Eskom’s Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place later this month.

Source: Reuters