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fedusa thumb medium80 85The New Age reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Sunday welcomed the axing of Eskom disciplinary hearing evidence leader Sebetja Matsaung after his altercation with Financial Mail deputy editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha.  

On Friday, after the hearing of suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko had adjourned, Matsaung engaged in a heated exchange with Mantshantsha.  Fedusa general secretary Dennis George commented:  “When you look at the video that recorded the incident and which has been circulating in the media, Matsaung treated Mantshantsha as a criminal.  We as Fedusa believe Eskom did the right thing in terminating Matsaung’s contract.”  Eskom issued a statement on Saturday, condemning Matsaung’s actions.  Koko was suspended and later charged based on the recommendations of a forensic report that detailed that more than R1bn in contracts were awarded to a company in which his stepdaughter Koketso Choma was a shareholder.  Koko was charged with failure to declare this accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Read this report by Refilwe Magashule in full at The New Age
  • See too, Expensive temper tantrum for Koko disciplinary hearing lawyer, at TimesLive
  • And also, Koko inquiry in limbo over ‘thuggish threats’, at BusinessLive (paywall access)

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