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South Africa pays tribute to business icon Mabuza

by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FROM the grimy streets of Daveyton to the mecca of global commerce of Davos, Jabu Mabuza’s ascension from a taxi driver to one of South Africa’s foremost business executives was phenomenal.

In a country bereft of public leaders taking responsibility for the myriad of crises South Africa finds itself in, the late business executive will be cherished as a cut from a different cloth.

The former chairman and chief executive officer of the struggling power utility, Eskom, succumbed to coronavirus (COVID-19) complications last Wednesday, aged 63.

While he will always be lauded as one of the most astute South African business leaders, he will also be remembered for owning up to the crisis at the beleaguered power utility between 2018 and 2020.

In an unprecedented announcement in January 2020, he apologised and resigned from his dual role at the troubled state-owned enterprise.

Then, load shedding had…

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