AVIN MAHARAJ RETURNS TO ESKOM TO STABILISE KUSILE POWER STATION

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    Kusile Power Station in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa on Wednesday, June 12 2019. Pic: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg

    Maharaj left the parastatal in 2017 to do work at an energy company in the Philippines.

    JOHANNESBURG – A former Eskom senior project manager has returned to the utility to take over the management of the Kusile project.

    Avin Maharaj left the parastatal in 2017 to do work at an energy company in the Philippines.

    Maharaj returns to the cash-strapped state-owned entity after it failed to fill the vacancy through an internal appointment.

    Eskom’s Dikatso Mothae explained: “He has the experience and has project management experience. We believe he’ll help us get Kusile to completion.”

    Last month, the Hawks arrested two former senior managers for fraud, corruption and money laundering at the Kusile power station amounting to R745 million.

    By Mia Lindeque