Jabu Mabuza’s resignation as Eskom chair showed integrity and a selfless willingness to serve SA.

His appointment was serendipitous: following then president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of Des van Rooyen as finance minister on December 9 2015 after the sacking of Nhlanhla Nene, Cas Coovadia of the Banking Association SA, Colin Coleman from Goldman Sachs and the leadership of Business Leadership SA — led by Mabuza — got out of the boardroom and engaged the ANC on the economic costs of the appointment, and the need for a finance minister who could network with global finance capital and multilateral institutions...

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