Telkom has responded to a statement from the Black Business Council (BBC), which condemned Isaac Mophatlane’s exit from BCX:

In a message to BCX employees last week, Isaac Mophatlane said his decision to exit BCX was made after much “soul-searching”.

BCX has been Isaac’s “work home” for more than 22 years. The choice to leave the company was his own and we at Telkom respect that decision.

Telkom’s group CEO, Sipho Maseko, has thanked Isaac for all he has done to drive the successful integration of Telkom Business and Business Connexion, along with the formation of the consolidated brand BCX.

In his note to all Telkom employees, Maseko highlighted the incredible legacy created by Isaac and his late brother, Benjamin and he called on all BCX employees to honour that legacy with the continued growth and development of BCX.

We have noted the opinion of the Black Business Council. We are not aware of any changes or developments since the communication by both Sipho and Isaac on Friday – that content and sentiment remains entirely accurate.