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Eskom exec ‘quietly enjoyed’ free electricity at his home for 14 years

After Sunday Times inquiries, Eskom suspends legal chief

SABELO SKITI

A top executive at Eskom quietly enjoyed free electricity at his home for 14 years.

Acting group executive of legal and compliance Bartlett Hewu, a key player in the state-owned company’s drive to recover revenue, was found to have an illegally connected meter at his Fourways home, and had not paid a cent for electricity since 2006.

Embarrassingly, the cash-stricken utility has made much of its own cleanup, and has taken a hard line on non-payment and illegal connections, switching off whole areas...

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