Eskom’s Abraham Masango resigns hours after being suspended

They say he resigned because of “continuous harassment and threats”.


Eskom’s group capital division boss Abram Masango was suspended Friday morning over allegations of corruption.

Few hours later he announced his resignation from the power utility.

His lawyers said Masango’s resignation is immediate.

“After more than 20 dedicated years as a loyal and committed senior Executive of Eskom, Mr Abram Masango, the highly respected whistle-blower who exposed the rot and corruption within the power utility, has resigned with immediate effect,” the lawyers said in a statement.

They said the reason he resigned was because of “continuous harassment, threats and victimisation”.

They said his suspension showed that Eskom was desparate “to remove him from the organisation no matter what”.

The power utility said there were “various allegations of impropriety” against Masango stemming from the construction of Kusile Power Station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga.

“Whilst we recognise his rights to be presumed innocent, however, given the serious nature of the allegations made against him and the seniority of his position in Eskom, the Eskom management took a decision to place him on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation,” said Eskom.

(edited by MLM)

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