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eskomTimeslive reports that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has stated that the resignation of Eskom’s chief generation officer Matshela Koko was a “breath of fresh air”.  

Koko tendered his resignation on Friday‚ marking the end of a controversial period for the embattled executive, who was accused of awarding tenders worth close to R1-billion to a company linked to his stepdaughter.  In a statement‚ Outa chief operating officer Ben Theron described Koko as a “technical delinquent”.  He went on to say:  “[He] is beyond redemption as he is unable to acknowledge his own mistakes.  This man should be held accountable and be prosecuted for lying to the parliamentary inquiry by claiming ignorance.  It is time for Koko to face the music and take accountability for his actions related to state capture and his misconduct within Eskom by failing to adhere to the code of ethics.”  Theron also called for the terms of Koko’s departure to be made public and said Outa would institute legal action if Koko was given a ‘golden handshake’.

  • Read this report by Timeslive
  • Eskom says Koko can be held accountable through other legal processes, at EWN

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