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eskomBusinessLive reports that power utility Eskom has noted with "great concern" reports that suspended group executive Matshela Koko’s disciplinary hearing has collapsed.  

"Eskom wishes to unequivocally state that this disciplinary hearing is being conducted in a fair‚ professional‚ and transparent manner‚ with the media being granted permission to attend in a matter that would ordinarily be treated as an internal matter‚" Eskom interim chairperson Zethembe Khoza stated.  He added:  "It is regrettable that the events of October 20 2017‚ where Eskom’s previous evidence leader was involved in an altercation with a journalist‚ have overshadowed the integrity of the disciplinary inquiry.”  Noting with concern allegations made about witnesses who had declined to testify in the proceedings, Khoza indicated that Eskom “accordingly has had no option but to continue with the hearing in the absence of these witnesses and to close its case on November 25 2017.”  Koko will be testifying in his own defence on 30 November.  He is facing six charges of misconduct relating mainly to his failure to declare a conflict of interest concerning contracts worth approximately R1bn.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Koko disciplinary hearing 'fair and transparent', says Eskom, at Engineering News

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