Why Eskom CEO André de Ruyter is under siege
Not only is Eskom dealing with disciplinary inquiries for almost 3,700 of its employees, but serious counter-allegations are taking up valuable time and resources. A case in point is that of suspended chief procurement officer Solly Tshitangano, who has shot back by accusing CEO André de Ruyter of racism
Aside from Eskom’s spiralling debt, fading sales and ailing power stations, the utility faces another unsustainable predicament.
There is a growing trend of serious allegations made against executives by staff who have been taken to task for underperformance, meaning probes could continue indefinitely...