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Businessman Mark Lamberti has resigned as a director from the Eskom board.Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan announced that Lamberti had tendered his resignation on Friday night and that it had duly been accepted.The resignation comes in the wake of a recent judgment by the North Gauteng High Court which found Lamberti guilty of discrimination after referring to a former employee as a female employment equity candidate.In his letter‚ Lamberti‚ who is chief executive of Imperial‚ stated: "This decision is motivated by my fiduciary duty to Eskom and my consistent and proven record of acting insofar as possible in the best interests of South Africa."He cited the High Court judgment of March 23 in the matter of J Chowan v Associated Motor Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Others‚ as the reason for his resignation. In representations to the Eskom board‚ Lamberti maintained that "while mistakes were made and there are important lessons to be learnt‚ there were no findings in the judgment ...

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