Sexwale calling on Public Protector and Chief Justice for Trillian investigation

African National Congress (ANC) veteran, Tokyo Sexwale who is an independent non-executive chairman of Trillian Capital says he's escalating the investigation to a judicial inquiry of the company.

EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides says last week, details emerged of how Trillian Capital invoiced Eskom millions of rands in 2015.

In an amaBhungane exclusive it was revealed how this money was funneled through to Tegeta (a mining company also owned by the Gupta's) to help them pay for Optimum coal mine.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

We've got Eskom involved. We've got the Gupta's involved and basically, was Trillian involved in helping the Gupta's buy this mine that they, in essence, grabbed from Glencore?

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Also read: Gupta-linked Trillian invoiced Eskom R419m without formal contract - amaBhungane

And this is exactly what the Public Protector's state capture report says.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Trillian Capital CEO reportedly had knowledge of President Jacob Zuma's decision to fire then Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene back in 2015. Nicolaides says Sexwale wants to investigate what role Trillian played in this alleged state capture.

Nicolaides adds that Sexwale intends requesting the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng to go ahead with the proposed judicial inquiry.

Sexwale has conducted an independent investigation with the assistance of Advocate Budlender who does not have the powers to subpoena people in terms of these investigations.

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