Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe confirmed the suspension saying he “just spoke to the CEO and I can confirm that Matshela has been suspended”.
Phasiwe was responding to a tweet from Koko where he announced the suspension and that fresh charges had been brought against him.
“I welcome these developments and once again look forward to clearing my name in a tribunal,” his tweet read.
I have since this evening received a confirmation of my suspension from Eskom. I have been served with new charges. I welcome these developments and once again look forward to clearing my name in a tribunal.
— Matshela Koko (@koko_matshela) January 31, 2018
Phasiwe said the charges were in addition to the charges he faced at the Labour Court.
“In terms of the letter that was given to him today, I won’t be able to go into detail to it. This is an internal matter and he wants to go public about it,” he said.