Singh apologises to South Africans

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Former Eskom Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh has apologised to South Africans for having contributed to the current state that Eskom finds itself in.

Singh was asked by co-chairperson and African National Congress (ANC) MP Mnganga Gcabashe to take responsibility and apologise.

Gcabashe, who was the second last member to question Singh, was not happy that most of Singh’s responses were contradictory.

Singh apologised at the end of the proceedings, which lasted until the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“In terms of an apology madam chair and honourable members, to the extent that we have or I have in some way contributed to the downfall of Eskom, I do apologise sincerely not only to the committee, but to the citizens of the country by and large. But I have tried to do my best in terms of being able to turn around and create an environment that is sustainable for Eskom into the future. If I failed, then I do apologise in failing in that duty.”

I offered to resign last year

Singh further told the parliamentary inquiry that he initially offered to resign in September last year, but it was not accepted.

Singh was asked by Gqabashe why he had tendered his resignation on Monday if he believes he is innocent.

In his response, Singh said: “I was waiting for charges to be put. Charges were not put to me. I actually offered to resign in September. That was rejected by the company. I then said fine if you guys are investigating we are waiting for charges. No charges were forthcoming.  I even requested the ex-chairman. And then government issues a statement to say leave immediately. So I left immediately.”

Watch Anoj Singh’s grilling in the video below: