KHAYA SITHOLE: Eskom and HSBC occupy opposite poles of succession planning spectrum
Appointing an outsider in Phakamani Hadebe as CEO of state power utility was a correct course of action, but it was undone by political meddling
Not too many things link Phakamani Hadebe and John Flint.
Hadebe, the newly unburdened CEO of Eskom, had a storied career in banking before taking the brave step of trying to execute the most difficult job in SA in 2018. Just 18 months later, he is gone and yet again a vacuum exists at Eskom headquarters.