New Eskom boss denies claims
ACTING Eskom chief executive Sean Maritz has spoken out about allegations he had hired a church friend irregularly and deleted incriminating evidence from company computers.
Maritz was appointed on Friday following a decision by the board to rotate the executives to give them a chance and to gain experience at the level of chief executive.
He replaced Johnny Dladla‚ who had served in the position for just 104 days. Dladla has returned to his position as chief executive of Rotek Industries‚ a subsidiary of Eskom. In a statement yesterday, Maritz refuted parts of reports in the Sunday Times over his hiring of a friend and fellow church member at a fee of R100 000 a month for six months‚ without declaring the friendship.
But Maritz maintains the contract was not irregular.
Maritz was given a written warning for the oversight in 2010‚ which he says has since been expunged.
Maritz also refuted claims that he had deleted some information from the Eskom server, adding that the IT security system was built in such a way that no e-mail could be deleted.