Helen Suzman Foundation explains legal challenge to Eskom contracts

The Helen Suzman Foundation in collaboration with Sygnia have filed court papers to review and set aside several Eskom contracts amounting to several billion Rands in a bid to recover the money.

Director at Helen Suzman Foundation, Francis Antonie says there is clearly a problem at Eskom which is an important state institution.

He says demand is decreasing but the tariffs are alarmingly increasing and there is over supply, which proves there is a problem.

The reason we are doing this is simply becasue the law enforcement agencies are not functioning - they are not doing their job.

Francis Antonie, Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

It's then left to civil societies organisations to say we are going to ask the questions that you guys don't want to ask which the information is largely in the public realm and we will take it up.

Francis Antonie, Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

Antonie says they have return to Eskom requesting for information and given them 30 days to respond, which expired on November 30. But on November 1, Eskom wrote back to ask for three month extension.

It's just a delaying tactic and I don't know why they take such a long time to answer questions.

Francis Antonie, Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

We want the money back, there is criminal wrong doing and the law must take its course.

Francis Antonie, Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

To hear more of what the Helen Suzman is planning to do, listen below:


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