JOHANNESBURG –The Public Servants Association (PSA) has condemned the appointment of Eskom chairman Jabu Mabuza as the power utility's acting chief executive, saying it expected that the entire board and senior management of Eskom to be replaced after it posted disastrous financial results on Tuesday.
Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Monday that Mabuza would serve as the interim CEO of Eskom for three months after Phakamani Hadebe's resignation left the position vacant.
This means that Mabuza is now Eskom's interim executive chairperson, acting chief executive of Eskom Holdings, and acting group chief executive of Eskom.
Gordhan reiterated on Tuesday that the appointment adhered to all necessary regulations, including the Companies Act and the King Reports on Corporate Governance, as Mabuza will be chief executive for three months while Eskom is finalizing the appointment of the permanent CEO.
But the PSA, in a statement on Wednesday, said while this appointment might not be viewed as illegal.