Saturday, 21 April, 2018

Numsa calls for an independent investigation into former Eskom chair Ngubane

Numsa calls for an independent investigation into former Eskom chair Ngubane Numsa calls for an independent investigation into former Eskom chair Ngubane
Kenny Thornton | 17 June, 2017, 02:15

"Dr Ngubane formally tendered his resignation, which I accepted", the Minister said.

Brown said she had appointed Zethembe Khoza as acting chairman until she could take new board appointments to Cabinet for approval.

"We view this resignation as an attempt to avoid being held accountable for his role in recent events at Eskom", the ANC said in a statement.

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said his resignation "should not exonerate [him] from taking responsibility".

Ngubane has indicated that he resigned from Eskom to pursue private business after spending decades in the public sector.

U.S. official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release
The elder Warmbier said he did not believe North Korea's explanation that the coma resulted from botulism and a sleeping pill. Warmbier has undergone a battery of tests since his arrival at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Tuesday night.

Former CEO Brian Molefe resigned from his role previous year following a report by the public protector that found the utility had close ties to the Gupta family, who are in business with a son of President Jacob Zuma, including a venture to supply coal to Eskom.

Ben Ngubane, who had been chairman since 2015, is leaving two weeks after the government reversed Eskom's decision to reinstate Brian Molefe as chief executive.

The Eskom board chair, who was implicated in the State of Capture report, has resigned from his position with immediate effect. "I think this put him in an impossible and complex situation that basically he would rather be without", Peter Attard Montalto, an analyst at Nomura International in London, said in a note.

"We hope this step constitutes the beginning of a new accountability within Eskom, since the Board has made a few unusual decisions lately. Numsa reiterates its demand for the rest of the Eskom board to be removed and for Lynne Brown to be held to account".

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