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eskomFin24 reports that suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko’s disciplinary hearing will now only commence on 23 November, after only two witnesses have testified thus far.  

On Saturday, Eskom terminated the services of its former evidence leader Sebetja Matsaung, after an outburst on Friday in which he threatened Financial Mail deputy editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha.  The hearing convened on Monday with a new evidence leader, Advocate Cassim Moosa.  But he indicated that he had not yet familiarised himself with the case and requested the necessary time to study the evidence against Koko.  Koko’s legal counsel objected to the postponement, citing the escalating legal costs, but hearing chair Mzungulu Mthombeni granted the request.  Koko’s disciplinary action relates to about R1bn in contracts awarded to Impulse International in 11 months while Koko’s stepdaughter Koketso Choma was a director at the firm.

  • Read this report by Yolandi Groenewald in full at Fin24
  • Read too, Koko’s Eskom hearing resumed on Monday, but then adjourned to November, at BusinessLive

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