Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has gone on record saying she supports the suspension of four senior Eskom executives, including CEO Tshediso Matona.
Brown says the four executives had to step aside to allow the board to have greater oversight into Eskom.
“The suspension is not punitive; they just wanted unfettered access to the information. Information is not forthcoming from Eskom.”
DA MP and Labour Lawyer at Bagraim Attorneys Michael Bagraim says there is no such thing as a non-punitive suspension.
“By its very nature, suspending someone is punitive,” says Bagraim. “You wouldn’t see this in the private sector! Let both sides be heard! It’s ridiculous and immoral how they’re doing it.”
Bagraim expects litigation. “It’s an industrial relations nightmare.”
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This article first appeared on 702 : "Eskom suspension was definitely a punishment!" - DA MP Michael Bagraim