SA’s electricity crisis | Eskom has ‘draft turnaround plan’

Eskom board chairperson Mpho Makwana says they have a draft turnaround plan on how to end load-shedding. #dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom board chairperson Mpho Makwana says they have a draft turnaround plan on how to end load-shedding.

But they are waiting to get the full buy-in of all stakeholders before they publish that plan.

The Eskom board outlined the way forward for the utility following CEO  Andre de Ruyter's resignation.

READ: Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter resigns

"We have a draft turnaround plan in terms of how soon we hope to end load-shedding," Makwana said.

"We're in key consultative engagements with shareholders and key principals to ensure that when we do publish such a turnaround plan, it's got the full buy-in and support of all stakeholders."

READ: Search begins for next Eskom boss

Makwana says they will be working on securing a new chief executive.

De Ruyter confirmed that he will be staying on until the end of March.

"I accepted the resignation and agreed with him to afford me the opportunity to embark on the consultative process," Makwana said.

Outgoing Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter resigned on Wednesday after three years at the helm but he'll stay on the job until March next year. #dstv403


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