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Eskom board executives on fire over dodgy contracts

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The power utility has received questioning concerning civil claims against companies to recover billions of rand


On Friday, Eskom board executives gathered for a grilling from Parliament’s finance watchdog Scopa concerning dodgy contracts.

Some of the contracts spiked by up to 500%.

The power utility has received questioning concerning civil claims against companies to recover billions of rand.

Committee member Benedicta van Minnen said in his statement:

We don’t have minutes. Eskom can’t seem to access minutes. There has been really bad contract management here. I really battle to understand how this could happen in this so-called vacuum.”

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has made it known to MPs that civil and criminal matters are being followed through.

We’ve laid charges for a very large number of cases. Progress has unfortunately been quite slow on that front but we have initiated a number of civil claims against companies and individuals.”

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