The appointment of Tshediso Matona as the new CEO of Eskom has not gone down well with some commentators, but the Black Business Council (BBC) has thrown its weight behind him.
The BBC said it believed Matona, currently director general at the public enterprises department, was the right man for the job and expressed confidence that he would rise to the occasion at the time Eskom needed visionary leadership. In a statement, the organisation cited his experience as a public servant, and accounting officer for the departments of trade and industry and public enterprises.
“Under Matona the Department of Public Enterprises enjoyed years of clean audits. He played the role of activist shareholder, ensuring some state-owned companies in the public enterprises department’s portfolio improved their performance and profitability,” said the BBC. It wished Matona great success in his position and assured him of its support to guide Eskom in its efforts to provide a reliable and affordable service to South African consumers.