Eskom board chairman Ben Ngubane has resigned with immediate effect, Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown announced late on Monday night. Ngubane tendered his resignation on Monday. Brown said she had appointed Zethembe Khoza as acting chairman until she could take new board appointments to Cabinet for approval. Ngubane has been linked to the controversial Gupta family. Leaked emails recently showed that associates and business partners of the family appeared to have drafted the first public statement issued by Ngubane when he became acting chairman of Eskom two years ago. Ngubane was announcing the departure of his predecessor, Zola Tsotsi, forced to resign by the utility’s board in the wake of his handling of the suspension of four senior Eskom executives in March 2015.

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