Lukanyo Mnyanda Editor: Business Day

It might take some by surprise, but it’s rather interesting to remember that Jacob Zuma was president and Lynne Brown public enterprises minister when the current Eskom board was put in place about 16 months ago.

By this time Zuma was well on his way out and Cyril Ramaphosa would be president the following week, leading to the hapless Brown’s departure, having overseen the total collapse of governance and financial probity at SA’s biggest state-owned company. Pravin Gordhan took her place and soon became the face of Ramaphosa’s clean-up agenda across the state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

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