Ngubane resigns as Eskom chair

Ngubane resigns as Eskom chair

Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown has confirmed the resignation of Ben Ngubane as chairperson of Eskom's board.

Ben Ngubane Eskom
Photo: Maryke Vermaak

Brown says Ngubane resigned with immediate effect as a non-executive director and chairperson.


"Dr Ngubane formally tendered his resignation, which I accepted," Brown says.


Brown thanked Ngubane for his contribution in turning Eskom around since the "load shedding days of 2014/15". 


"I wish him well in the future and 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."

Eskom’s annual general meeting is scheduled to take place later this month.

Spokesperson for the Eskom board, Khulani Qoma confirmed that Ngubane resigned due to personal reasons.

"I can confirm that Ngubane resigned yesteday and it was accepted by the minister. What he gave to me as a reason.....he said it was personal," Qoma says.

He adds that Ngubane gave Brown the same reason, citing personal issues for his depature.

Qoma says an interim chairperson has been appointed.

"The minister has appointed Zethembe Khoza as the acting chair and we are very comforatble with Khoza as he has led Eskom as an interim chair in the past," Qoma says.

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