eskomANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Matshela Koko as an acting group chief executive of Eskom.  

In a statement, NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said Koko had gained a lot of experience within the company since he joined Eskom as an engineer and would be able to steer Eskom in the right direction with his experience.”  He called on Koko “to continue with an implementation of income differentials that seeks to dismantle and bury unjustified race and gender income disparities that are still prevalent 22 years after the dismantling of apartheid.”  Yet, the Democratic Alliance (DA) lashed out at the decision to appoint Koko, saying that this was recycling the same personnel after the Public Protector’s State of Capture report found that the Eskom board was “improperly appointed”.

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