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eskomFin24 reports that suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko will testify at his disciplinary hearing on Thursday, after key witnesses failed to show.  

The power utility, which has pledged to conduct a “fair and transparent” hearing, noted in a statement on Wednesday that there had been allegations about witnesses who had declined to testify in the proceedings.  It stated in that regard:  “It is important to note that the current evidence leader was duly instructed to do all that was necessary to obtain the attendance of all the identified witnesses.  Some witnesses have chosen to decline the request based on legal advice."  Interim chairperson Zethembe Khoza said Eskom “had no option but to continue with the hearing in the absence of these witnesses and to close its case on 25 November 2017.  Accordingly, Mr Koko will be testifying in his defence on 30 November 2017 at 09:00.”  Koko faces charges relating to nepotism and conflict of interest.  In the view of investigative journalist Chris Yelland, the final outcome of Koko’s hearing, expected by about 10 December, might simply be a precursor to a massive settlement and golden handshake to Koko to see the back of him.

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