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numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has said that Ben Ngubane’s resignation from the board of Eskom was a positive development, and called for an independent investigation into the former chairperson.  

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced on Monday evening that Ngubane had tendered his resignation effective immediately.  Numsa second deputy president, Ruth Ntlokotse, said in a statement that the nightmare at the power utility was far from over.  “Whilst we note and acknowledge Ben Ngubane’s departure from the Eskom board, he must be held to account for his role as chairperson of Eskom.  His resignation should not exonerate from taking responsibility.  We call for an independent investigation into tenders awarded during his tenure, and that where necessary, heads must roll,” Ntlokose said.  Ngubane’s resignation took place against a decision by Parliament to investigate the power utility, for allegations of mismanagement in issuing government tenders.

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