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eskomBusinessLive reports that Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan announced that Mark Lamberti tendered his resignation on Friday night as an Eskom director and that it had duly been accepted.  

The resignation comes in the wake of a recent judgment by the North Gauteng High Court which found the businessman guilty of discrimination after referring to a former employee as “female employment equity” in front of other managers.  Lamberti has since apologised unreservedly for the remarks.  In his letter‚ Lamberti‚ who is chief executive of Imperia Holdings‚ stated:  "This decision is motivated by my fiduciary duty to Eskom and my consistent and proven record of acting insofar as possible in the best interests of South Africa."  Citing the court judgment of 23 March as the reason for his resignation, Lamberti maintained that "while mistakes were made and there are important lessons to be learnt‚ there were no findings in the judgment of race or gender discrimination against AMH (Associated Motor Holdings which is a subsidiary of Imperial)‚ Imperial or myself.  Gordhan said Lamberti must be commended for taking the difficult decision to put the interests of Eskom‚ the board and the country above all else.

  • Read this report in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Lamberti quits Eskom after racial slur, at Sunday Independent
  • And also, Mark Lamberti to ‘return’ fees paid to him by Eskom, at EWN


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