After a five-year stint as the mouthpiece of Eskom‚ its spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe has resigned.
In a telephonic interview with the SABC‚ Phasiwe admitted that the past five years in this role have weighed heavily on him.
“The going has been very tough for me for the past five years. There has been a new story every day and all these things required my attention as the face and word of Eskom.
“Believe it or not‚ all of this can take a toll on you as a human being‚ which is why I believe now I need to take a break.”
“After this five-year period‚ it’s almost like having been through a war zone where you were facing a lot of difficulties and after that period you need to destress‚ debrief and sort of get re-integrated into society‚” he said.
Phasiwe is currently serving his notice and intends to leave the power utility at the end of the month. He is unsure about what his next move will be.
“This time I am trying to take now is essentially for me to refresh myself before I decide what it is I want to do going forward‚” he said.
Eskom is yet to announce a replacement for Phasiwe.