Ben Ngubane has resigned as the Eskom Board chairperson with immediate effect, Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown made public announcement on Monday night.
Minister Lynne Brown accept Ngubane resignation:
— Mweli Masilela (@mwelimasilela) 13 June 2017
“Dr Ngubane formally tendered his resignation, which I accept. I would like to thank Dr Ngubane for his contribution to turning Eskom around since the load shedding days of 2014/15, and wish him well in the future.
“To ensure continuity at Eskom, I have decided to appoint Mr Zethembe Khoza as interim chairperson until I am able to take new board appointments to Cabinet for approval,” Brown reportedly said in a statement.
Mr Ngubane’s name appeared in many Eskom Scandals:
The former minerals minister Ngoako Ramahlodi accused Ngubane of pressurizing to suspend Glencore mining license.He was also named in the Gupta emails when it emerged that the Guptas had allegedly drafted the first public statement he made as chairperson of Eskom.
— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) 12 June 2017
#BenNgubane has resigned with immediate effect as Non-Executive Director & Chairperson of the Board of Eskom
— Katy Katopodis (@KatyKatopodis) 12 June 2017
#BenNgubane will demand millions of golden handshake. If refused, he'll come back claiming that he didn't resign, he was on paternity leave.
— The Litigator (@LekotaInc) 13 June 2017
— Lezanne (@Lizira00) 12 June 2017
— Save South Africa❗️ (@_Dineo_M) 12 June 2017
— rhulani baloyi (@rhulani1baloyi) 13 June 2017
A serial Board Chairman finally pushed out after getting the message that SoE's are not there to be personal ATM's. Hope for SA #BenNgubane
— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) 12 June 2017