JOHANNESBURG: The Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan confirmed receipt of the resignation.
Eskom board member Mark Lamberti has resigned from the power utility’s board. Gordhan confirmed receipt of the resignation.
It was just this week when the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called for his resignation after the North Gauteng High Court found him guilty of discrimination.
Lamberti, who is chief executive at Imperial, referred to a former employee as a female employment equity candidate. Gordhan says Lamberti cited the High Court judgment of 23 March in the matter of Adila Chowan as the reason for his resignation.
The court found that found that Lamberti had wrongfully impaired the dignity of the former Imperial employee by referring to her as a female employment equity candidate. Gordhan has commended Lamberti for resigning.
“Mr Lamberti must be commended for taking the difficult decision to put the interests of Eskom, the board and the country above all else.”
The minister says Lamberti has stated that he cannot accept any compensation from Eskom and will return the fees paid to him as most of the Eskom board’s work to date has been preparatory.