Communications minister Roy Padayachie says Nombulelo “Pinky” Moholi, the new group CEO of Telkom, will bring “the required stability at the leadership level of the fixed line operator” and help turn the business around.
In a statement on Thursday following the announcement of Moholi’s appointment, Padayachie says the news, and last month’s appointment of Lazarus Zim as chairman, are “great developments towards achieving a full complement of leadership at Telkom”.
“I am pleased that, working with the other shareholders at Telkom, we have been able to bring the stability that’s required for the successful implementation of the much-needed remedial measures that would see Telkom functioning optimally,” says Padayachie.
He says the department of communications regards Telkom as a strategic asset. “It should continue to play a significant role in bridging the communication divide in our country and ensuring that SA remains a desirable investment destination.”
Padayachie says Telkom will be expected to bring communications to communities that have yet to be connected.
“Government will continue to work with the other shareholders at Telkom and the board of directors to ensure that all the key vacant positions at the fixed line operator, including the position of chief financial officer, are filled within a reasonable period of time,” he says. — Staff reporter, TechCentral