Former Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza has passed away as a result of COVID-19 complications. The business community has commended Jabu Mabuza as a pioneer who has changed the country’s professional culture.
“It is with deep sadness and sorrow to inform you of the passing of our beloved husband and father, Dr Jabu Mabuza,” the Mabuza family said in a statement issued on Wednesday evening, 16 June 2021.
According to the family, Mabuza lived his life brilliantly at 63 years old and stayed devoted to the development of the country’s economy.
“He 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,” the Mabuza family further said.
“We request the public afford the family privacy and space as we process the passing of our father. Further details will be communicated,” the family said.
President Cyril Ramaphosa nominated him as Eskom’s Chairman in 2018. Following the resignation of Phakamani Hadebe in July 2019, Mabuza became the power utility’s acting CEO.
Mabuza survived by his wife and three children.
May his soul rest in peace.
SABC News reporting that Jabu Mabuza has passed on due to Covid-19
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