Eskom board spokesperson Khulani Qoma has told the Parliamentary inquiry into the power utility that he was there when Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown appointed Matshela Koko as acting CEO.
Qoma says the appointment was made shortly before he was employed as a reputation manager.
He says he had doubts about whether to take up the position with the company.
Qoma says the source of his doubt was that Koko had been caught lying in a television interview.
“What got me totally messed up about the entire thing was the fact I had a different understanding what a shareholder is. It will be someone agile who breathes certain values that are enshrined on them by certain prescripts.”