De Ruyter now lectures at a prestigious university in the USA


André de Ruyter has landed a new position at one of the top universities in the USA.

The former Eskom chief is expected to join Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, as a senior guest lecturer at the end of the month. He will give lectures on topics such as renewable energy, reports City Press.

De Ruyter resigned as head of Eskom in December last year. He was to remain in his post until the end of March, but vacated the post a month early and handed over the reins to Calib Cassim, former chief financial officer of Eskom.

The Eskom board kicked De Ruyter out shortly after a controversial TV interview during which, among other things, De Ruyter made the sensational statement that a senior politician was involved in corruption within Eskom.

De Ruyter also argued that up to R1 billion per month is lost due to corruption at Eskom.

He has the book in May Truth to Power: My Three Years Inside Eskom introduced in which he makes explosive allegations about large-scale corruption at Eskom.

After De Ruyter left Eskom, he also reportedly left the country and his activities have been largely out of the public eye for the past few months.

His decision to say goodbye to South Africa for the time being follows a warning that his life could be in danger due to his revelations about the corruption at Eskom, he revealed.

Moreover, concerns about his safety became a reality when there was an attempt to poison him in December last year.

In January, he filed a charge of attempted murder with the police in connection with the poisoning incident. As reported earlier, De Ruyter drank a cup of coffee at his Megawatt Park office in Sunninghill in Johannesburg, which was suspected to contain cyanide.