De Ruyter resigns from Eskom after public attacks

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Eskom’s group chief executive Andre De Ruyter has officially resigned following public attacks from Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.

André de Ruyter, Eskom’s group chief executive, has resigned. He allegedly notified board chairperson Mpho Makwana of his decision earlier in the week, who informed Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. De Ruyter’s action follows a series of public attacks on him by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, and is thought to stem from Gordhan and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s subsequent failure to publicly support him and his management. Last week, Mantashe accused Eskom of “actively agitating for the overthrow of the state“. Neither Ramaphosa nor Gordhan responded to the charge. – Sandra Laurence

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