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blsa thumb medium70 98News24 reports that Business Leadership SA (BLSA) said on Thursday that the reinstatement of suspended Eskom executives Matshela Koko and Prish Govender "flies in the face of the rule of law".  

BLSA, which is an independent lobby group representing big business and whose members include the leaders of some of SA’s largest corporations, reacted to the news on Wednesday that Koko and Govender would be resuming their respective duties of head of generation and acting head of group capital because they had been cleared in internal disciplinary hearings of any wrongdoing.  In the view of the BLSA, the reinstatements of Koko and Govender went against the principle of holding executives accountable and also weakened efforts by business and labour to work with government in restoring confidence in the SA economy.  The group said in a statement:  "Mr Koko, who was until now been undergoing a sham internal disciplinary inquiry of serious allegations of failure to declare conflict of interest, has yet to answer satisfactorily to these and claims made against him by Parliament's inquiry into governance failures at Eskom."

  • Read this report by Carin Smith and Lameez Omarjee in full at Fin24


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