Lynne Brown determined to win back the public’s confidence in Eskom
The Public Enterprises Minister said she would appoint a permanent Eskom chairperson in due course.
JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Thursday said she would appoint a permanent Eskom chairperson in due course, adding she was determined to win back the public's confidence in the ailing utility.
This week Chairman Zola Tsotsi resigned from his position after making decisions without approval from the board.
Brown said if she had known about this earlier she wouldn't have appointed him to the position.
Meanwhile, Tshediso Matona and three other executives remain suspended.
But Brown insisted there was no leadership vacuum as competent people have stepped in including acting executives.
"We just need to overcome these leadership problems. I hope to build the trust of the public again, by doing the right thing, by making sure that in a very short time, that I appoint a chair that will take us through into the future of Eskom."
Tsotsi has remained silent on his departure from the parastatal.
LISTEN: Lynne Brown addresses Eskom's leadership problems.