The clean-up of the few rotten apples on the executive floor of Eskom would be in vain if the utility does not cleanse itself of the undesirables in the other management levels. The new board can only succeed in restoring Eskom to good health once it sweeps away the remaining thieves in its employ. The easiest way to achieve that is to subject the top management team — about 300 managers — to lifestyle audits. Those executives who have been removed, and those yet to be removed, were not the only thieves. It has been a free-for-all for eight years. There are mountains of evidence showing that Eskom is the easiest route to riches. In the absence of legal consequences, the wealth is being flaunted. Lifestyle audits, which would show up any wealth of dubious origins, would identify the as-yet undiscovered thieves. What is needed at Megawatt Park is a complete culture change, and chairman Jabu Mabuza is the right kind of leader to bring about such change.The second most important thing t...

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