'Board minutes show Gupta firm's plans to pull the plug on Eskom coal supply'

Investigative unit AmaBhungane says it's in possession of board meeting minutes showing that Gupta-linked Tegeta threatened to cut coal supply at an Eskom power station this Friday.

Tegeta Exploration and Resources has been supplying coal to Eskom and threatened to cut the coal supply to Hendrina power station.

The Gupta-linked firm wanted the power utility to increase the rate of payment.

AmaBhungane's Susan Comrie says Eskom only had a seven-day coal stockpile for the Hendrina Power Station earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Eskom has urged households not to panic and says load shedding is not a risk at this stage.

However, the Gupta's legal representatives have told Comrie that they will shut down the supply if Eskom is unwilling to negotiate.

Read: Eskom: 'Everything is OK we don't have a crisis, no load shedding anticipated'

We were able to get our hands on some leaked minutes of a board meeting that happened on Friday last week.

Susan Comrie, AmaBhungane Journalism

The minutes are very clear. They were threatening to pull the plug at midnight on Friday unless Eskom renegotiated the price.

Susan Comrie, AmaBhungane Journalism

Also read: Claims that Gupta-linked Tegeta threatened to cut Eskom's coal supply

Eskom don't have enough coal on their stockpiles.

Susan Comrie, AmaBhungane Journalism

Hendrina Power Station is almost exclusively supplied by one mine; the Gupta's Optimum mine.

Susan Comrie, AmaBhungane Journalism

The coal supply is very low. Eskom don't have enough coal on their stockpile to make up for that situation.

Susan Comrie, AmaBhungane Journalism

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
SA ranks fourth highest on global spam calls list - report

SA ranks fourth highest on global spam calls list - report

South African mobile users are among some of the most spammed in the world, according to popular mobile app Truecaller.

Yoshi back 'home' - Two Oceans Aquarium reflects on a turtle's travels

Yoshi back 'home' - Two Oceans Aquarium reflects on a turtle's travels

The giant loggerhead was released into Cape Town waters last year and a satellite transmitter has helped to keep tabs on her.

'Aim of heritage management isn't to squash development in Bo-Kaap'

'Aim of heritage management isn't to squash development in Bo-Kaap'

Independent heritage consultant Quahnita Samie says the development project in Lion Street appears to be continuing after protests.

[LISTEN] Brian Molefe's contradictory resignation explained

[LISTEN] Brian Molefe's contradictory resignation explained

Journalist Phillip de Wet explains how the former Eskom CEO is attempting to take back his position.

Eskom: 'Everything is OK we don't have a crisis, no load shedding anticipated'

Eskom: 'Everything is OK we don't have a crisis, no load shedding anticipated'

Eskom spokesperson confirms that Tegeta is threatening to cut coal supply unless the power utility increases the amount being paid.

Claims that Gupta-linked Tegeta threatened to cut Eskom's coal supply

Claims that Gupta-linked Tegeta threatened to cut Eskom's coal supply

According to AmaBhungane leaked minutes of an Eskom meeting on Friday reveal it's retaliated by threatening to approach the court

Popular articles
Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Eskom has warned that more power cuts can be expected as maintenance continues over the next twelve months.

10 key changes that kick in when water restrictions drop from Level 5 to Level 3

10 key changes that kick in when water restrictions drop from Level 5 to Level 3

Cape Town is dropping water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 as of Saturday, 1 December. Here's how it'll affect residents.

Sassa beneficiaries to receive an early Christmas

Sassa beneficiaries to receive an early Christmas

Sassa beneficiaries will receive their grant money on 28th of November and they are advised to use it wisely this festive season.