Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has issued a statement on the appointment of Jabu Mabuza as the Interim Executive Chairman for Eskom and Acting CEO of Eskom Holdings.

Mabuza will assume the duty as Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) for Eskom due to the resignation of Phakamani Hadebe, who leaves Eskom on 31 July 2019.

Within the three month period during which Mr Mabuza will be the Executive Chairman and Acting CEO, the Eskom board will conclude the process of identifying a suitable candidate to become the next Eskom GCEO.