Eskom Group Chief Executive Andrè de Ruyter to Leave With Immediate Effect

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  • Following the convening of a special Board meeting on 22 February 2023, the Eskom Board and Group Chief Executive (GCE) Andrè de Ruyter have reached mutual agreement to curtail his notice period to 28 February 2023.
  •  The board further resolved that Mr de Ruyter will not be required to serve the balance of his notice period but that he will be released from his position with immediate effect.

Acting GCE arrangements are being finalized with the shareholder Minister and will be communicated shortly.

In a broad-sweeping interview with journalist Annika Larsen on eTV on Tuesday evening, De Ruyter spilled the beans on ANC corruption and political interference. In the interview, which was subsequently pulled by eTV and now re-flighted, 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.

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

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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