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Gupta-owned Tegeta 'advantaged' by gaps in Eskom contract, says Scopa chair

10 May 2017 5:45 PM

Scopa chair Themba Godi says that Eskom will be called before Parliament to answer why and how several procedures were flouted.

Parliament has heard of irregularities and discrepancies in a coal supply contract between Eskom and Gupta-owned company, Tegeta.

Treasury officials briefed Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday.

Read: PwC report exposes holes in Eskom-Tegeta contract

Scopa chair Themba Godi explains that a report by PricewaterhouseCoppers (PwC) indicates that several procedures were flouted.

Gaps were identified and it appears some of these gaps remained there, to the advantage of Tegeta.

Themba Godi, Committee chair for Parliament's standing committee on public accounts

Godi says that Eskom has not disputed the findings of the PwC report, and has acknowledged some oversight in the signing of the contract.

According to Godi, the power utility will be called to face Parliament and answer to the committee in the next two weeks.

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10 May 2017 5:45 PM