Eskom spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, says Advocate Semenya could not find evidence to substantiate claims of De Ruyter’s poor governance.

“The advocate could also not find any substantiation to the charge of poor governance against the Chief Executive or against Eskom. There was also no substantiation to the allegations that the recruitment processes conducted by the Chief Executive were irregular and no action will be taken against anybody at Eskom. Mr Tshitangano no longer works for Eskom as of Friday the 28th of May.”

De Ruyter was appointed by Eskom in November 2019 to turn around the struggling utility, which was tarnished by years of corruption allegations and criticized by the public and industries alike for widespread power cuts.

Commenting on Semenya’s report, Eskom’s board said it had “no hesitation in accepting it in its entirety.” –additional reporting by Reuters