The national Utility Eskom appointed Calib Cassim as interim CEO 

Eskom wasted no time and appointed Calib Cassim as its interim CEO following the departure of former CEO André de Ruyter. Cassim is not new at the national utility, he served as the embattled power utility’s chief financial officer in November 2018. 

“With over 20 years of service in Eskom, his qualifications and extensive experience have provided Mr Cassim with a deep understanding and appreciation of the Eskom business and the electricity industry, especially regarding the challenges facing the financing of operations and future expansion of the industry,” said spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha. 

De Ruyter decided to leave Eskom for good after an explosive interview with e-TV’s Annika Larsen. 

In the interview, De Ruyter did not hold back in his scathing criticism of the African National Congress (ANC), placing it at the centre of corruption claims at the utility. 

Opposition parties expressed their concerns about the exodus at Eskom, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said he was pushed for telling the truth about the corruption that is taking place at Eskom by the ANC and its members. 

ANC must be held accountable and be voted out in the next general elections, adds ActionSA’s Herman Mashaba. Meanwhile, Congress of the People’s Dennis Bloem said sabotage at the utility was a disgrace.

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