The African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed the resignation of chairperson of the Eskom board Jabu Mabuza as a ‘laudable demonstration of accountability’.
ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe said in a statement: ‘Building an ethical developmental state places a responsibility on those tasked with any form of fiduciary duty in institutions of state to ensure that public interest takes precedence over any other.’
The ANC noted ‘that Mr Mabuza states as the reason for his resignation Eskom’s failure to fulfil an undertaking made to President Ramaphosa and his Deputy President David Mabuza in their capacities as President and Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa; to keep the national electricity supply stable and ensure there will be no load-shedding until mid-January 2020. Eskom resumed nationwide rotational load-shedding from last week, citing mechanical breakdowns and unplanned maintenance.’
Mabe added: ‘Addressing and overcoming the crisis at Eskom necessitates that the board be strengthened and injected with renewed impetus to implement Eskom’s turnaround plan.’