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Zola Tsotsi’s future hangs in the balance

A decision on whether or not the Eskom chairman will be removed is not yet known.

Eskom Chairman Zola Tsotsi sitting talking to media and staff after the utility called an emergency press briefing at its Megawatt Park on 12 March 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The future of Eskom Chairman Zola Tsotsi hangs in the balance with no decision yet on whether or not he'll be removed.

It's understood a board meeting took place on Wednesday where members cast a vote of no confidence in him.

Tsotsi may be facing the axe for interfering in daily operations and going above the members of the board.

Questions continue to be asked about Eskom's leadership now that the top executives have been suspended and Tsotsi reportedly following suite.

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she hasn't been informed about Tsotsi's future.

She also says she's not supporting anyone within Eskom.

"No one has my support, the organisation or the company has my support. I want the company to be stabilised as quickly as possible."

Meanwhile, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has confirmed that CEO Tshediso Matona has officially lodged a complaint about what he calls his unfair suspension.

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