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Journo unfazed by threats following Eskom hearing altercation

During suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko’s a disciplinary hearing on Friday, the utility’s evidence leader Sebetja Matsaung threatened journalist Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

'Financial Mail' deputy editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha. Picture: @SikonathiM/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Financial Mail deputy editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha says he will continue to do his job despite threats made against him.

During suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko’s a disciplinary hearing on Friday, the utility’s evidence leader Sebetja Matsaung threatened the journalist.

At the weekend, Eskom announced it terminated Matsaung’s services and apologised to Mantashantsha.

Mantshantsha says he is pleased with Eskom’s response.

“If I had to worry about people I will never be able to do my job. I really have absolutely no worry about anything. I’m just there to do my job, that’s all.”

Eskom has condemned Matsaung's actions and says it hopes to have a new evidence leader before the end of this week.

The power utility spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said: “We’re hopeful that at least this will happen next week still, so hopefully by Wednesday we should be having a clearer picture as to when and what time these investigations can continue.”

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