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eskomBusinessLive reports that five years after leaving Eskom, Tshediso Matona is still in the dark about the precise reason he was ousted after serving as the power utility’s CEO for only five months.  

He appeared at the Zondo inquiry into state capture on Monday to give testimony about his controversial exit from Eskom.  He was appointed as CEO on 1 October 2014 and suspended on 11 March 2015.  At the time of his suspension, Matona confronted the Eskom board, then led by chair Zola Tsotsi, and was told that he had been suspended because Eskom had resolved to appoint an inquiry into the problems facing the power utility, which should not be obstructed by Eskom’s management.  Following a Labour Court ruling that the suspension was procedurally unfair, the matter went to the CCMA for arbitration.  That process was postponed because Eskom board members started talks with Matona to reach a settlement.  Matona and Eskom agreed on a settlement in May which saw him replaced by Brian Molefe, who had since taken over as acting CEO.  Matona told the inquiry he now believed that he was pushed out to “make way” for Molefe, whose controversial relationship with the Gupta family has already emerged at the Zondo inquiry’s hearings.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mawande AmaShabalala at BusinessLive

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