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eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom’s chief generation officer, Matshela Koko‚ has resigned with immediate effect.  He was implicated in awarding contracts to a company linked to his stepdaughter‚ and was facing a new disciplinary inquiry on Friday.  

Koko had returned to the power utility after being acquitted in an previous internal disciplinary hearing, which found him not guilty on all charges but which was widely seen as a “sham”.  Koko was later presented with an ultimatum to resign or be fired by the new board — which he flatly rejected.  The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomed Koko's "long overdue" resignation but said this did not absolve him from facing criminal charges and allegations brought against him.  In his letter to Eskom, Koko indicated that his resignation was done without any admission of wrongdoing.

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