Tshediso Matona crossing fingers to get top job at NPC

Motona said he is hoping to get the job as the head of the secretariat at the National Planning Commission.

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona at a media briefing in Johannesburg on 08 December 2014 on the state of South Africa's electricity system. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former Eskom CEO Tshediso Motona said he is hoping to get the job as the head of the secretariat at the National Planning Commission.

Matona said reports that he has been appointed as the secretary for national planning, in the department of planning, monitoring and evaluation, are not true.

He said he applied for the job, went for interviews, but has not been advised on the outcome.

"I hope that the decision is taken in my favour but with these things it can either be a yes or a no and I suggest that we wait until we cross that bridge."

Matona was sacked as Eskom chief after he was accused of failing to come up with concrete plans to deal with the energy crisis as well as the parastatal's financial situation.

Matona however argued he was never accused of any wrongdoing and the submissions in court were fabricated.

Questions were raised about whether or not Matona was pushed out of Eskom following his suspension and his fight to be reinstated.

Eskom said the decision was amicable but energy expert Chris Yelland said Matona could have been forced out.