Former Eskom CEO Brian Dames told Parliament on Wednesday that he can’t remember which of the Gupta brothers he was asked to meet during his stint at the parastatal.
Dames, who served between 2010 and 2014, was called to give evidence in a parliamentary inquiry in state capture.
He told lawmakers he was asked by former Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba’s adviser Siyabonga Mahlangu to meet with “some people” during his stint as CEO.
The meeting, during which coal contracts were discussed, apparently took place at the offices of Gupta-owned Sahara Computers.
Dames was unable to name the person he met.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed EWN reporter Rahima Essop and Professor Somadoda Fikeni, Adviser to Unisa Vice-Chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya.
Listen to the interviews in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
Dames said governance was in good shape until Malusi Gigaba overhauled the Eskom board.— Rahima Essop, EWN
Dames said meetings were held behind his back.— Rahima Essop, EWN
Dames said MPs should have launched the investigation sooner.— Rahima Essop, EWN
You’re seeing some clouds gathering…— Professor Somadoda Fikeni
The public will insist on something happening.— Professor Somadoda Fikeni
The negative narrative that South Africa is a corrupt entity… has a negative effect on investors, ratings agencies and, even, taxpayers…— Professor Somadoda Fikeni
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