Khulu Phasiwe, the Eskom spokesperson, has announced on Friday that he decided to quit his job in the power utility. According to him, the decision was made due to a number of reasons but mainly because Phasiwe wanted to relax after five years of intensive and hard work.
“Having been with Eskom as the national spokesperson for the last five years it’s almost tantamount to being at an emergency room at hospital. You would see people with broken limbs and all sorts of things. After all those experiences, you need to take some time out and detox and distress and recharge and then afterwards obviously you can start afresh and focus on new challenges,” Phasiwe said, adding that he also wanted to spend more time with his family.
Despite numerous issues the organisation faces, Phasiwe does not think that he is abandoning the sinking ship and instead believes the challenges will be overcome.
“The government has already expressed commitment that they are doing everything possible to assist Eskom so that Eskom can stay afloat. So I don’t believe that Eskom is a sinking ship.”
Khulu Phasiwe has served as the mouthpiece of Eskom for 5 years, while in total he has worked for the company for over 10 years. He will officially vacate his position at the end of April.