JOHANNESBURG - Eskom's board said on Tuesday that it supports and welcomes the appointment of chairman Jabu Mabuza as its interim chief executive.
The power utility also urged all stakeholders to work together to ensure that it emerges from the challenges it currently faces with positive outcomes.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Monday that Mabuza will serve as acting group chief executive for the debt-ridden power utility for three months from 1 August after Phakamani Hadebe leaves the post.
Hadebe is due to leave his post on July 31. He resigned in May, saying the excessive demands of the job had adversely affected his health.
Eskom board has committed to concluding the process of identifying a suitable candidate and finalising the appointment of the permanent group chief executive in the next three months.