Stress takes its toll on Telkom chair Nomazizi Mtshotshisa

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The resignation of Telkom chair Nomazizi Mtshotshisa comes after a stroke and a battle with the SA Revenue Service (Sars) over unpaid taxes. According to sources close to the telecom corporation, Mtshotshisa has been struggling with her health since her stroke earlier this year. Another source says she has had to have a lift installed in her Johannesburg home to improve her mobility. She surprised the market with her resignation announcement last week. At the time Mtshotshisa was in London, involved in negotiations with Vodafone regarding the joint shareholding of Vodacom. A stock exchange news service announcement said simply that she would be “pursuing her other business interests”. Her contract still had two years to run. Sources at Telkom say the stroke followed a battle with Sars. Until recently, Mtshotshisa…
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