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‘Alpha CEO’ Andre de Ruyter is not the fixer Eskom needs, says Gwede Mantashe

Fault line: Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said there had been 10 black chief executives at Eskom before André de Ruyter who had let the country down. Photo: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Eskom chief executive André de Ruyter and the board may not have the skills needed to revive the ailing power utility, according to Gwede Mantashe, the mineral resources and energy minister and the ANC’s chairperson. 

During an interview this week on the ANC policy conference at the end of this month, Mantashe said that “Alpha CEO” De Ruyter would have been better suited at the power utility after the appointment of a “fixer”. 

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Lizeka Tandwa

Lizeka Tandwa is a political journalist with a keen interest in local government.

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