Minister Brown warns new Eskom board to be careful 'who they play golf with'

Members of the press were expecting a groundbreaking announcement to be made by Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown in a special general meeting on Friday, but to their surprise, she only introduced the new Eskom board.

Brown told members of the media that she wanted to go through a number of issues with the new board as well as introduce them officially to the public.

EWN reporter Gia Niccolaides spoke to 702/CapeTalk's Ray White about some of the things Minister Brown said at this meeting.

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She spoke about ethics, integrity, getting Eskom back on track, saying that Eskom cannot be a weak company because it affects the economy.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

She also warned board members about who they play golf with because ultimately that can be used against them in the future.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

During the Q&A session, the minister was asked about reports that Matshela Koko was found not guilty on all charges he was facing.

Brown responded that she had not received the report, while chairperson of the board Sithembele Khoza acknowledged receiving it. But he added that the board still has to go through the report before making any decision.

(There is) no confirmation at the moment on the way forward for Matshela Koko.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Brown also said that the most urgent task for the new board is that they have to appoint a permanent CEO as soon as possible.

To hear more of this report by Goa Nicolaides, listen below:


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