ANALYSIS | Suddenly no one knows Gupta pal Essa. Let’s look at ...

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ANALYSIS | Suddenly no one knows Gupta pal Essa. Let’s look at the evidence

Five notable events show how the businessman influenced Eskom’s direction in the family’s favour

Political journalist

Gupta man Salim Essa once had his finger on the pulse on all Eskom matters, but suddenly no one wants to associate with him.

The Eskom executives and a minister who have been implicated in aiding the capture of Eskom through Essa, have all denied knowing him.

Evidence that has been led at the state capture inquiry since last year reveals the Guptas were firmly in charge of Eskom, particularly in the 2014-16 period, and had a hand in internal decisions from the outside...

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