Eskom: Suspended head of information resigns but could face criminal charges

Eskom's suspended head of information Sean Maritz has resigned.

The power utility says a disciplinary hearing scheduled for next week will now fall away.

Maritz was suspended pending an investigation into a letter he wrote to consultancy firm McKinsey, in which he said that that the contract it had with Eskom was, in fact, lawful, which was contrary to what the utility had stated.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says depending on the weight of the allegations lodged against Maritz, criminal charges may be laid.

He didn't say much, suffice to say that he is resigning for personal reasons.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

There were a number of charges that Eskom was planning to put before him but in terms of the law as you know, when an employee resigns, there is not much that a company can do.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

However the board and management are saying that depending on the strength of allegations around him, some of the issues can actually be taken to the police so that police can pursue criminal charges against.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

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