Eskom top manager used load-shedding to enrich friend, then quit - reports

It has emerged that the Eskom manager given the job of buying more than R10 billion of emergency coal during the 2008 power crisis negotiated several "irregular" contracts.

According to The Times, Koos Jordaan helped his friend get the contract and resigned shortly after an investigation was launched.

This was revealed by auditing firm Deloitte, which investigated Eskom during the blackout period.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe, says they have implemented recommendations of the Deloitte report when Jordaan decided to resign.

From our side it does not mean he was guilty. For you to say someone is guilty there has to be evidence.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

Eskom is the one that asked Deloitte to do the investigation and asked NPA and SIU to follow-up on people who were behaving in an appropriate manner.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

Phasiwe says their decision not to make the report public doesn't mean that they are not implementing recommendations.

Energy expert and MD of EE Publishers, Chris Yelland, says Eskom should be open about corruption and investigations into alleged misconduct instead of only talking about it once it leaked.

Listen to Khulu Phasiwe and Chris Yelland below...


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