Mantashe says Koko is dragging his name into Eskom Inquiry through his daughter

In his testimony at his disciplinary hearing at Eskom, suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko, alleged that ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe's daughter Mbasa Mantashe was a beneficiary of the corruption at Kusile, along with Eskom's former contracts manager France Hlakudi and executives Abram Masango, and Frans Sithole.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail Deputy Editor says that Koko's explosive allegations have no substance as far as he is concerned.

READ: Sunday Times denies allegations that reporter got bag of money

The person that has been subjected to these allegations for years now, has been Matshela Koko. He has been accused by his colleagues in many instances for being involved in corruption.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail Deputy Editor

[Koko] has never been tried in in a court of law, or a disciplinary hearing like this one - it is the first time.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail Deputy Editor

Mantshantsha says that accusations Koko made today, mirrored an affidavit that his lawyers distributed last week. He adds that they believe the affidavit was not handed in as part of the formal proceedings.

He adds that he is not sure what Koko is trying to do with his allegations, particularity with regards to Mbasa Mantashe involvement. This is because Mantashe has reposed to Eskom inquiry and left the company prior to the dates Koko accuses her of corruption.

Mantshantsha says he spoke to Gwede Mantashe on this matter.

Mr Mantashe said that Matshela Koko is dragging his name into this unnecessary. These are his words exactly: 'because the Mantashe name attracts flies. He is bringing me into this case, when he know my daughter has a different name."

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail Deputy Editor

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Mantashe says Koko is dragging his name into Eskom Inquiry through his daughter


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

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

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

Gupta-linked Tegeta wanted Eskom to up money it pays for coal but the utility retaliated with legal action, says AmaBhungane.

Gwede Mantashe: We are going to that conference and we are ready for it

Gwede Mantashe: We are going to that conference and we are ready for it

ANC General Secretary Gwede Mantashe talks about the state of the ANC ahead of the December elective conference.

Sunday Times denies allegations that reporter got bag of money

Sunday Times denies allegations that reporter got bag of money

Sunday Times Editor Bongani Siqoko responds to acting Eskom CEO claims that journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika received money.

#EskomInquiry: Board spokesperson says Brown blocked attempts to suspend Koko

#EskomInquiry: Board spokesperson says Brown blocked attempts to suspend Koko

Khulani Qoma says at one point Ben Ngubani, former chairperson of Eskom. had intended to suspend Koko.

[LISTEN] Mantshantsha relays how Eskom evidence leader threatened him

[LISTEN] Mantshantsha relays how Eskom evidence leader threatened him

Deputy Financial Mail Editor Sikhonathi Mantshantsha explains what lead to Eskom evidence leader Sebetja Matsaung threatening him.

Popular articles
More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

Seven suspects were arrested in Limpopo in less than 24 hours after a cash-in-transit vehicle was blown up in the province.

Consumers beware of illegal, deadly weight-loss products

Consumers beware of illegal, deadly weight-loss products

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler and a medical testing expert put several harmful weight-loss products under the microscope.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.

5 contributing factors to the Western Cape's growing green economy

5 contributing factors to the Western Cape's growing green economy

GreenCape CEO Evan Rice unpacks why our province is seeing a great deal of success with sustainable energy projects.