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Eskom reshuffles top executives

Johnny Dladla has been replaced by Sean Maritz in the role of interim group chief executive.

Johnny Dladla on 19 July 2017. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Power utility Eskom has announced that it 'rotated' its chief executive role, with Johnny Dladla out and Sean Maritz in.

Dladla occupied the role interim group chief executive since June 2017 and will now resume his role as the CEO of Eskom Rotek Industries.

Sean Maritz, Eskom CIO and group executive for information technology, has been appointed interim group chief executive, effective immediately.

The company states that in an effort to embed organisational stability, it is imperative that the role of Eskom’s group chief executive be permanently filled. The recruitment process will begin in due course.

Meanwhile, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has approved the decision by Eskom’s board.
Eyewitness News understands that acting chair Zethembe Khoza put pressure on Dladla to issue Eskom’s legal head with a notice of suspension.

Suzanne Daniels compiled the internal report which exposes several individuals at Eskom for their involvement in the Gupta-linked Trillian scandal.

Daniels is now facing suspension for irregular expenditure after taking her staff on a team building exercise earlier this year.

Dladla, meanwhile, may also be implicated in her report as he sat in some of the meetings discussing the McKinsey and Trillian contract that has since been deemed unlawful.

The board decided to replace him but needed approval from Brown before implementing the decision.

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