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Eskom fires chief procurement officer Solly Tshitangano 'with immediate effect'

Solly Tshitangano was dismissed from Eskom on Friday after found guilty after an internal disciplinary hearing.
Solly Tshitangano was dismissed from Eskom on Friday after found guilty after an internal disciplinary hearing.
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Eskom on Friday announced that it had fired its procurement head Solly Tshitangano “with immediate effect” after he was found guilty on five charges after a disciplinary hearing.

In a statement on Friday evening, the embattled power utility said that it had received a report from Tshitangano's disciplinary hearing and had adopted all of its recommendations.

Tshitangano, the chief procurement officer, was suspended in February this year on “several grounds of misconduct, including non-performance”, Eskom said.

Eskom said the chairperson of the disciplinary hearing — an independent advocate — found Tshitangano guilty of “serious misconduct in failing to carry out his duties, contravening the Public Finance Management Act and for 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. The former chief procurement officer [Tshitangano] was today dismissed with immediate effect. This concludes Eskom's internal processes on the matter,” said Eskom.

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