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Leadership problems at Eskom

An announcement was made by Eskom overnight that the inquiry that was going to look at claims the utility was not being run properly has now ended and that it found no wrong-doing on the part of any of the suspended executives.

Earlier this year then Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona, the finance director Tsholofelo Molefe and two other top directors were suspended.

While the other three executives have left the utility, Technology and Commercial Executive Matshela Koko returns to work with immediate effect.

Stephen asks the pertinent question, why were Eskom’s top executives suspended, when they did nothing wrong.

EWN's Gia Nicolaides reports on this matter:

Stephen speaks to Ted Blom, an Independent Energy Consultant:

The new CEO has been there for more than 90 days and is yet to tablet a plan. A lack of leadership is inherent in bringing forth the problems there.

Ted Blom, Independent Energy Consultant

Stephen also spoke to NUM's Paris Mashego:

Financial journalist, Sikonathi Mantshantsa wrote for Financial Mail about some of the problems Eskom faces.

Sikonathi spoke to John this morning to give his perspective.

People who have no knowledge of electricity were put in charge of Eskom. Four years ago the board of Eskom gave itself the power to adjudicate who will get tenders or do business with Eskom and that's when it all started going down.

Sikonathi Mantshantsa, Financial journalist

Listen to the full interview with Sikonathi below:

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