'Tough going at Eskom': Khulu Phasiwe hands in his resignation

05 April 2019 - 09:27 By NALEDI SHANGE
Khulu Phasiwe bows out of Eskom.
Khulu Phasiwe bows out of Eskom.
Image: Khulu Phasiwe via Twitter

After a five-year stint as the mouthpiece of Eskom, its spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe has resigned.

In a telephonic interview with the SABC, Phasiwe admitted that past five years in this role had weighed heavily on him.

"The going has been very tough for me for the past five years.  There has always been a new story every day and all of these things required my attention as the face and word of Eskom.

"Believe it or not, all of this can take a toll on you as a human being, which is why I believe [that] now I needed to take a break," Phasiwe said.

"After this five-year period, it's almost like having been through a war zone where you were facing a lot of difficulties and after that period you need to de-stress, debrief and sort of get re-integrated into society," he said.

Phasiwe is currently serving his notice and intends to leave the power utility at the end of the month.

He is unsure about what his next move will be.

"This time that I am trying to take out now is essentially for me to refresh myself before I decide what it is I want to do going forward," he said.

Eskom is yet to announce a replacement for Phasiwe.