Collin Matjila’s 7 months as Eskom CEO were ‘turbulent’

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Collin Matjila’s 7 months as Eskom CEO were ‘turbulent’

Former board chairman tells Zondo inquiry that Matjila’s appointment was not even meant to happen

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The state capture inquiry on Thursday heard how former Eskom CEO Collin Matjila wreaked havoc at the power utility in the just more than seven months he acted at its helm.

Perhaps even worse, Matjila – a Gupta associate – was never even meant to become the CEO, former Eskom board chairperson Zola Tsotsi told deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

Former public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba imposed him on the state utility in March 2014 – when the board had taken a resolution to appoint Steve Lennon into the job. The resolution was informed by the board members’ view that no one among them should be appointed acting CEO and Matjila was a board member...

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