Eskom executive resigns with immediate effect

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Suspended Group Executive for Information Technology, Sean Maritz, has resigned from Eskom with immediate effect.

“Eskom has today received a resignation letter from suspended Group Executive for Information Technology, Mr Sean Maritz, stating that he has decided to resign with immediate effect,” said the power utility on Thursday.

The resignation comes against the backdrop of serious charges of misconduct that were levelled against him, that would have been adjudicated at his disciplinary hearing scheduled for 8 - 9 March 2018.

“The disciplinary process to hold Mr Maritz to account for any proven wrongdoing can no longer be pursued in light of clear legal precedent that a resignation by an employee unilaterally terminates the employment relationship. Eskom has, as a result, accepted Mr Maritz’s resignation with immediate effect,” said the power utility.

Eskom said it reserves all its rights to institute legal action in respect of any damages that the company may have suffered arising from Maritz’ actions and to enforce its legal rights under the Pension Funds Act.

“The Board of Eskom remains committed to its mandate to root out malfeasance and maladministration as a critical foundation to restoring transparent and effective governance.” - SAnews.gov.za

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