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eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom’s acting head of group capital Prish Govender returned to work on Tuesday while the head of generation Matshela Koko is scheduled to do so on Monday next week.  

This is after both were cleared of wrongdoing by internal disciplinary processes and reinstated late last year.  However, they are out of the woods as both are due to appear before the parliamentary inquiry into state capture where they will be grilled by members of the public enterprises portfolio committee.  Govender allegedly played a central role in Eskom’s dealings with Gupta-linked financial advisory firm Trillian Management Consultants, which was paid nearly R600m for little or no work done.  The internal disciplinary inquiry against Koko was primarily focused on his alleged non-declaration of a conflict of interest in Eskom’s awarding of contracts worth about R1bn to Impulse International, a company in which Koko’s step-daughter was involved.  DA spokesperson on public enterprises Natasha Mazzone said on Wednesday the two men being found not guilty of wrongdoing did not clear them but simply raised more questions they would have to answer before the committee’s inquiry.  She said the internal disciplinary processes were an “obvious and clear sham”.

  • Read this report by Linda Ensor in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Top Eskom executives reinstated after hearings, at Cape Times
  • And also, DA says Matshela Koko's disciplinary hearing was a sham, at EWN

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