Zap ’em! Eskom dirty dealers can’t flee law as MPs hear shocking evidence
Three of the employees have resigned and one has been dismissed, but Scopa says no matter, pursue them!
At least four Eskom officials “deliberately mismanaged” contracts related to the utility’s new power stations build programme in return for R44m in kickbacks. This resulted in cost overruns amounting to hundreds of billions of rand.
The protracted programme, the completion of which has been repeatedly postponed, has gone over budget by hundreds of billions and is largely to blame for the cash-strapped company’s more than R430bn debt.
This was revealed in parliament by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) during its meeting with the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa). It is part of ongoing probes into allegations of fraud, corruption, racketeering and other irregularities at the power utility...