Danie Toerien
2 minute read
26 Nov 2019
6:20 am

Let De Ruyter saddle the Eskom wild horse

Danie Toerien

In typically South African fashion, we will not let the absence of any incriminating evidence stop us from leading him to the gallows.

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter. Picture: Moneyweb

I’m not sure when it happened, but South Africans have become a morbid, distrustful lot. My guess is that the state capture saga has played a significant role in turning us into glass half-empty visionaries. I noticed this phenomenon again with the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as the new CEO of Eskom. Before the ink on his contract had dried, a flood of criticism engulfed the media. Every conceivable reason why he should not have been appointed was aired – from his skin colour to his tenure at Nampak was decried as reasons why he is bound to fail...