Labour describes appointment of new Eskom CEO as a relief

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Labour has described the appointment of Dan Marokane as the Eskom CEO as a relief in light of the country’s worsening energy crisis.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan confirmed the appointment on Friday.

It comes as Eskom implements the worst rolling blackouts on record this year.

Gordhan also announced the appointment of Tsepo Monaheng as the new CEO of state-owned defence company Denel.

Trade union Solidarity’s Helgard Cronjé says the appointment of the Eskom head is long over-due.

“We are glad that the CEO has at last been appointed – it’s been too long. I guess it’s a good thing they appointed someone which Eskom experience. I think that people need to understand Eskom and its difficulties. They need [to have] the experience of working there in the past,” adds Cronjé.-Additional reporting by Glorious Sefako-Musi

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