This comes weeks after the departure of the company’s suspended head of generation Matshela Koko.
Eskom says the disciplinary process against Maritz will now be dropped. He was being probed over an alleged kickback for a 25 billion rand loan from a Chinese company for the refurbishment of power stations.
Eskom says it could still institute a damages claim against Maritz.
“Generally this means that the disciplinary hearings that were meant to take place in March will now have to fall away. However, Eskom has indicated that after these current investigations if Eskom suffers any damage due to the actions of by Mr Sean Maritz, Eskom reserves the right to press criminal charges against him…any damage,” explains Eskom’s spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.