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Minister tackles Eskom's leadership issues

Lynne Brown says she's satisfied with the resignation of former Eskom chair Zola Tsotsi.

FILE: Zola Tsotsi. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says the Eskom board raised serious issues about its chairman, Zola Tsotsi, and as a result, she is satisfied with his resignation.

Tsotsi stepped down from his position this week, with Eskom saying it was a selfless move in the interests of the company and the nation.

The utility's executive now consists of an acting chairman, an acting CEO and three other temporary replacements.

Brown says she's concerned about Eskom's leadership but says she's hoping the recent resignation and suspensions will bring greater long-term stability to the company.

Before his ousting, Tsotsi told Eyewitness New s this week he'd done nothing wrong.

But Brown says she won't go into the details about why the board wanted him removed.

"The board raised issues that I thought were quite serious. The board will communicate and should communicate the reasons why all of that has happened."

She says she supports the board's decision to appoint Ben Ngubane as acting chairman, but will be consulting soon to find a permanent replacement.

[LISTEN] Minister of Public Enterprises discusses Eskom leadership issues.

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