The MD of Telkom’s international operations and subsidiaries, Motlatsi Nzeku, is “retiring” from the telecommunications group, effective immediately. The controversial Nzeku was fired by former Telkom Group CEO Reuben September in 2009 for allegedly leaking internal Telkom documents to a Sunday newspaper.
Jeffrey Hedberg, who replaced September, was forced to rehire Nzeku after he won a private arbitration challenging his dismissal. He was brought back as MD of Telkom International. Before September fired him, he was group chief operating officer.
It’s well known that senior Telkom executives distrusted Nzeku and blamed him for being behind one or more dossiers that made allegations about poor corporate governance and corruption at the telecommunications operator.
Nzeku joined Telkom in 1994 as a manager in internal auditing and he held several positions, including managing executive of customer service, general executive of procurement services and chief information officer.
In a statement, Telkom Group CEO Nombulelo Moholi says: “It is with regret that I lose one of the valuable members of my executive committee, whom I have personally known and worked closely with for many years.” — (c) 2012 NewsCentral Media