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Eskom's former senior manager guilty of fraud and money laundering

A Hawks investigation has led to the conviction of former Eskom senior manager, Dawid Johannes Malherbe, in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

Malherbe has been found guilty of fraud and money laundering related to the power utility's tender awarding process to the tune of R65 million.

He was unduly awarding tenders to the company which he owned... he used the money on company activities and other expenses.

Robert Netshiunda, Hawks spokesperson

He was arrested in 2013 along with Matome Sebola, the former general manager of contract management at Eskom, who is still under investigation.

Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda explains that another party has agreed to be the state witness and will not be prosecuted.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says that the utility is satisfied with the outcome of the investigation.

We're happy that, ultimately, the law has taken it's course.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

Phasiwe believes that Malherbe's case will be a reminder to employees that unethical behaviour will not be tolerated.

Malherbe's sentencing proceedings will begin on 11 August.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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