Eskom dismisses chief procurement officer

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Power Utility Eskom on Friday dismissed Chief Procurement Officer Solly Tshitangano with immediate effect following a guilty verdict in his disciplinary process. Eskom confirmed that following an exhaustive disciplinary process into charges of gross misconduct, breach of duties and responsibilities and non-performance laid against Tshitangano,  it has received a report from the chairman of the disciplinary hearing, and has implemented the recommendations and findings.

“During February 2021 Tshitangano was suspended and charged on several grounds of misconduct, including non-performance. At his disciplinary hearing, he sought to place reliance upon alleged disclosures to trigger a defence based on the Protected Disclosures Act and Eskom’s Whistle Blowing Policy.”

Eskom said Tshitangano was found guilty on five charges: serious misconduct in failing to carry out his duties, contravening the Public Finance Management Act, and contravening Eskom’s Disciplinary Code in that he divulged confidential information to external parties.

“The independent chairman recommended dismissal as the only appropriate sanction. Eskom has accordingly implemented the recommendations.”

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