Chairperson of the Eskom board, Ben Ngubane

Late last night the Minister of Public Enterprises announced the resignation of the Eskom board chairman, Ben Ngubane. This comes after a series of negative developments at Eskom that includes leadership challenges. Last month former mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi made explosive allegations against then Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and Ngubane, accusing the two of attempting to pressurise him to blackmail resources giant Glencore.

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has said that the shock late-night resignation of Eskom Board Chairman Ben Ngubane would not exonerate him from liability for the breakdown of governance at the power utility. DA spokesperson on public enterprises Natasha Mazzone said in a midnight statement that Ngubane still had much to answer for as his resignation came "hot on the heels of damning revelations of the capture of Eskom leadership by the Guptas, and the breakdown of corporate governance at Eskom"