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Dan Marokane might be new Eskom CEO

The publication understands that Cabinet will deliberate on three names shortlisted to take up the Eskom CEO post.

The power utility said it would comment on the matter in due course.

It comes in the wake of reports suggesting that South African Forestry Company (SAFCOL) CEO, Dan Marokane, will take over the controversial position.

Callib Cassim has been acting CEO at the embattled entity since the departure of Andre de Ruyter earlier in 2023.

While reports suggest that Marokane is the next man for the top job, some Eskom top executives told the publication that they were not privy to whether or not he would indeed get the job.

Marokane previously held positions within the group executives and group capital departments at the ailing power utility.

It’s understood that shortly after de Ruyter left Eskom, Marokane was tipped to take up the job as acting CEO, which didn’t pan out.

Some employees at Eskom claim they were surprised to hear that yet another male was being considered for the post, given the direction the country has adopted of employing strong female candidates to high-profile positions.

-EWN

In other news – Zamani Mbatha (Khaya) allegedly FIRED from Isitha: The Enemy

Well-known South African actor Zamani Mbatha, who joined e.tv’s telenovela Isitha: The Enemy earlier this year as Khaya has reportedly been dropped.

Zamani Mbatha

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela has announced that talented actor Zamani Mbatha has been let go by popular telenovela Isitha: The Enemy. “Zamani Mbatha fired from Isitha-TheEnemy. Mbatha plays the lead character of Khaya on the etv telenovela. No word on whether the role on the hit show will be recast,” said Mphela. Read More