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Former Eskom board chairman Jabu Mabuza succumbed to covid-19.

Article by: Dumisane Dube

Eskom sent its condolences through a statement released to the public on the passing of former board chairperson Dr Jabu Mabuza.

Mabuza died on Youth Day (16 June) from COVID-19-related complications at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg at the age of 63.

He was first appointed to serve on the Eskom Board of Directors by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018 and resigned in January 2020.

According to his family Mabuza was a pillar of strength for his family, a dedicated servant of the country, an activist in empowering black entrepreneurs and committed to work for the transformation of corporate SA.

In a statement, Eskom Board Chairperson Professor Malegapuru Makgoba says Mabuza was an exemplary leader.

In 2017, the University of Witwatersrand awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree in recognition of his entrepreneurship achievements and his contribution to the South African economy.

The family asked for privacy at the time of mourning.

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