Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter resigns

Eskom board chairperson, Mpho Makwana briefed the media on Thursday, the 15th of December following the resignation of its CEO, Andre De Ruyter.

De Ruyter handed in his resignation on the 14th of December 2022, but has agreed to stay for an additional period beyond the stipulated 30-days’ notice, whilst Eskom decides who to replace him

His last day at Eskom will be 31st of March 2023

Makwana says he knew De Ruyter would resign, but didn’t expect him to hand in his resignation this early

The chairperson said that plans are in place to end load shedding overtime

Addressing the media, and Eskom CEO, Andre De Ruyter says it was a privileged working for the parastatal, adding he’s disappointed that he couldn’t finish the goals he set himself at the power utility

De Ruyter says he felt his position had become untenable

Public Enterprise minister, Pravin Gordhan says programmes started under De Ruyters leadership will not be interrupted when he leaves Eskom. Gordhon urged Eskom employees to continue to stand against corruption

Gordhan thanked De Ruyter for being in this position


Compiled by Mitchum


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