During a tense parliamentary briefing last month, Eskom board member Busisiwe Mavuso slammed criticism that De Ruyter’s performance was the reason for the power utility’s failures.
She said it was the ANC-led government’s failures that caused damage at Eskom over the years.
During the meeting Mavuso said the board should be held accountable for the decisions made during their tenure, but could not answer for matters that predate the board.
She said De Ruyter and the board would not be the “fall guy” for the mess the power utility is in.
On social media, many slammed Manyi for his counting error and using the racecard.
Here is a snapshot of some of the reactions.