ANC to serve court papers to ex Eskom GCE De Ruyter in Germany

  • The ruling party in South Africa, the African National Congress has been granted permission by the North Gauteng High Court the right to serve former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruytiner with court papers in Germany. 

De Ruyter allegedly left for Germany after his notice period was terminate by the Eskom board on 22 February 2023. This was also after a broad-sweeping interview with journalist Annika Larsen on eTV, where De Ruyter he accused the ANC of corruption and political interference at Eskom. In the interview, De Ruyter explained that the ANC was more interested in short-term political gains than long-term sustainability for the country. “They want what will win them the next election – not what will keep the country going for the next two decades,” said De Ruyter. He also said that a senior ANC politician was directly involved in the corruption.

De Ruyter also said that fixing and turning Eskom around is not feasible. Read more

Andre De Ruyter resigned as Eskom GCE in early December 2022 giving four months notice, after the country’s energy minister accused Eskom (him) of agitating to overthrow the state. Read more 

De Ruyter also suffered an attempt on his life after drinking coffee laced with cyanide at his Eskom office. Read more 

The ANC has filed court papers to sue André de Ruyter for defamation after he made the accusations and then declined to name the senior ANC politician when he appeared virtually before parliaments Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA). Read more

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