Eskom expresses sadness at passing of former board chair Mabuza

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Eskom has expressed sadness about the passing of former board chairperson Dr Jabu Mabuza.

He died on Wednesday from COVID-19-related complications at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg at the age of 63.

Mabuza was first appointed to serve on the Eskom Board of Directors by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 20 January 2018 and was also acting CEO of the power utility.

He resigned from the organisation in January 2020.

In a statement, Eskom Board Chairperson Professor Malegapuru Makgoba says Mabuza was an exemplary leader and an advocate for clean governance.

Eskom statement:

‘Formidable leader’

Black Leadership SA (BLSA) says Mabuza was a formidable leader and very well respected for his business acumen and independent leadership.

BLSA statement:

Twitter reaction to Mabuza’s death: