Noth­ing ir­reg­u­lar, says Eskom’s Maritz

Pretoria News - - BUSINESS REPORT -

ESKOM in­terim group chief ex­ec­u­tive Sean Maritz yes­ter­day ad­mit­ted to hir­ing a friend on a R100 000-per-month con­tract with­out fol­low­ing proper pro­ce­dure, but re­jected that this was ir­reg­u­lar. Maritz said that he “ac­knowl­edged the over­sight” but re­jected ac­cu­sa­tions that the award­ing of the con­tract was ir­reg­u­lar. He said the award­ing of the con­tract was ad­ju­di­cated upon by a panel as per Eskom’s in­ter­nal pro­cesses. Maritz said that his six months writ­ten warn­ing in re­la­tion to the con­flict of in­ter­est ex­pired in 2010, and had thus been duly ex­punged. He also asked for space and time to fo­cus on ex­e­cut­ing his du­ties. The ad­mis­sion fol­lows 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. Maritz, chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer and group ex­ec­u­tive for in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy at Eskom, was last week ap­pointed in­terim group chief ex­ec­u­tive of the power util­ity, re­plac­ing Johnny Dladla. – ANA

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