Andre de Ruyter: Another Eskom Executive Makes Allegations Against CEO

Andre de Ruyter: Another Eskom Executive Makes Allegations Against CEO

- Another Eskom executive has reportedly made accusations of irregular conduct against CEO Andre de Ruyter

- De Ruyter was originally accused of replacing Black suppliers with White suppliers and now a similar allegation has surfaced

- It has been reported that De Ruyter allegedly made available three new managerial positions without following proper procedures

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New allegations have been raised against Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, as a second executive accused him of making available another three senior positions by not adhering to due process.

Prior to the independent investigation, scheduled to be conducted by senior counsel advocate Ishmael Semenya, Eskom’s board reserved the addition of the names to the terms of reference for the independent investigation.

It would have investigated eight questionable positions however three names have been removed from the list.

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New allegations made against De Ruyter by second executive
A second executive at Eskom has made allegations of racism against CEO Andre de Ruyter. Image: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
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Caleb Cassim, Eskom CFO, reportedly notified the board of three new general manager appointments that were apparently done following De Ruyter’s instruction and was done outside the normal processes.

TimesLIVE was unable to get in contact with Cassim for a statement, however, the report articulated that several Eskom insiders had confirmed that he had not submitted a complaint to the board.

News24 quoted De Ruyter, stating that the appointments were not influenced by race and was solely based on delivery and performance.

Previously, Briefly News reported that Julius Malema referred to De Ruyter as "useless". Malema shared an image of De Ruyter with the caption reading: "If useless was a person." Juju added an emoji of a hand pointing down to the image of De Ruyter. De Ruyter has been making headlines for a while after accusations of racism were made against him.

The Red Berets leader opened a unique discussion online following his tweet about De Ruyter. There seemed to be many in agreement with him but there was an equal number of those who were not.

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De Ruyter said he supports the investigations into the allegations of racism made against him. De Ruyter spoke on Monday, 15 March about the state of the embattled power utility. The CEO added that he would not tolerate corruption.

De Ruyter stated that the probe into the allegations of racism is welcome as both sexism and racism have 'no place' at Eskom. De Ruyter also stated that there are many people who could attest to the fact that he is not racist.

The power utility's CEO spoke more on the allegations of racism by stating there was no evidence to support it.

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