While the suspended boss is facing criminal charges, acting Eskom CEO Johnny Dladla has been removed from his position by the board of the state-owned power utility.
Apparently, Dladla who was appointed in June this year following the suspension of former CEO Mathsela Koko could not hold the office for long.
According to an internal Eskom staff memo seen by Tiso Black Star and signed by Eskom chairman Zethembe Khoza, the executives are being reshuffled to ensure exposure.
“in an effort to embed organisational stability‚ it is imperative that the role of Eskom Group Chief Executive be permanently filled.
“The Eskom Board has decided to rotate current executives in this role to ensure exposure.”
Consequently, Mr Sean Maritz who is the current Eskom group executive for information technology and chief information officer was appointed as the interim Group CEO with immediate effect.
“This note serves to inform you that the Eskom Board has appointed Mr Sean Maritz as the interim Group CEO‚ effective immediately‚” the memo reads.
The memo further states that the former acting Eskom CEO Johnny Dladla will resume his former role as CEO of Eskom Rotek Industries. This comes just a day after the board held a meeting with Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.
In the wake of Matshela Koko’s misconduct and his relationship with the Guptas, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has laid criminal charges against the suspended Eskom boss.
Meanwhile, in the wake of suspended Eskom boss, Matshela Koko’s misconduct and his relationship with the Guptas, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has laid criminal charges against him.
The civic group’s chief operating officer Ben Theron said in a statement on Thursday morning that the move is in relation to Koko’s roles in a series of irregularities, corruption, and fraud while he was with the public utility.