Eskom is overstaffed unnecessarily, particularly at the top - Mkhuleko Hlengwa

Power utility Eskom is offering voluntary exit packages to its senior managers.

The utility's board has allocated a budget of R400 million for the retrenchment plan.

Eskom says the voluntary cash separation packages would be opened to managerial-level employees in non-core positions.

Joanne Joseph speaks to Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) executive director for public governance division Dr Heinrich Volmink.

It is surprising given the stance that the president has taken on no retrenchments.

Dr Heinrich Volmink, Executive director - Outa

What is concerning is some of the responses from the likes of NUM saying it has not been consulted and it will certainly not agree to such a move.

Dr Heinrich Volmink, Executive director - Outa

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa says the issues at Eskom go beyond the wage bill.

Eskom is overstaffed unnecessarily and particularly at the top.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Chairperson - SCOPA

It would be a welcomed move if they were to give a relief to the wage bill of Eskom.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Chairperson - SCOPA

We remain concerned that Eskom is bleeding money and we remain concerned about the corruption taking place at Eskom.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Chairperson - SCOPA

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