NUM says Eskom CEO Brian Molefe resigned prematurely


The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, resigned prematurely.

Brian Molefe Throws Up His Hands.Image: SUPPLIED
Brian Molefe Throws Up His Hands.Image: SUPPLIED

The NUM believes it was premature for him to resign as it expected him to assist the Commission of Inquiry in a number of allegations that have been leveled personally against him and Eskom as an entity in the State Capture Report.

Stated simply, Brian Molefe should have waited for the Commission of Inquiry to complete its work.

National spokesperson of the NUM, Livhuwani Mammburu, says there is no doubt that Eskom was beginning to stabilise its power supply under his good leadership. Mammburu also adds that companies like Eskom need good stable leadership and after Molefe’s resignation, the company will be left in a leadership crisis.

The NUM says it is highly disappointed that Eskom is in leadership crisis again within such a very short space of time.

Molefe resigned on Friday 11 November 2016, citing that his departure was in the interests of “good corporate governance”. He has decided to leave Eskom effective 1 January 2017.

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