Former Eskom board chairman Ben Ngubane says he has resigned for personal reasons and not because he is running away from links to the Gupta family or a parliamentary inquiry into the power utility. "I have been in Parliament many times‚ where I have been humiliated‚ cursed and degraded and I survived. Why should I fear something like this inquiry? "This [my resignation] is what people have wanted. They should be celebrating not questioning why I have resigned‚" he told TimesLIVE on Tuesday. Ngubane’s surprise resignation is seen as possibly the first sign of cracks within the Gupta empire as key figures in the state capture allegations start to feel the heat amid continuing revelations from the leaked Gupta e-mails‚ say observers. Ngubane resigned with "immediate effect" on Monday with SABC member Hlaudi Motsoeneng fired just hours before. Both have featured prominently in reporting on state capture allegations and follow the bizarre departure of former CEO Brian Molefe from Eskom ...

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