Eskom interim CEO blames “oversight” in friend’s monthly R100k contract

Eskom’s interim group chief executive, Sean Maritz, on Thursday “acknowledged the oversight” in hiring his friend on a R100 000-per-month contract without following proper procedure, but rejected that this was irregular. This comes after weekend media reports that Maritz had previously received a written warning because he did not declare that the lucrative contract was given to a friend and fellow church member in 2010.