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Labour Court to decide on Eskom CEO’s suspension

Tshediso Matona lodged an urgent application stating that his suspension from Eskom was unfair & unlawful.

FILE.  Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona will find out today if he’s suspension will be overturned after was asked to step aside, along with three other executives, for the duration of an independent inquiry. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona will find out today whether his suspension will be overturned.

Matona has lodged an urgent application at the Labour Court stating his suspension is unfair and unlawful.

He was asked to step aside, along with three other executives, for the duration of an independent inquiry into Eskom.

While Eskom's problem's mount Matona is fighting to be reinstated to his position as soon as possible.

The utility has been battling to keep the lights on, dealing with a work stoppage at the Medupi power plant and no permanent top management.

Matona's lawyers claim he was never accused of wrongdoing and told suddenly that he was suspended.

Eskom argued that the suspension is for a maximum of three months, while the inquiry takes place but also highlighted that Matona wasn't forthcoming with information to help government's war room.

Judgment is expected to be handed down this morning.