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eskomFin24 reports that Eskom is investigating 239 cases of misconduct by officials, the portfolio committee on public enterprises heard on Wednesday.  

Members of Eskom’s board, including deputy chair Sindi Mabaso-Koyana, acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe and acting CFO Calib Cassim, briefed the committee on the power utility’s annual performance and turnaround plan.  Mabaso-Koyana spoke on the steps Eskom was taking to address corruption at the power utility and said:  “The organisation is determined to clear the company of corruption of all its forms.  We are investigating 239 cases that come through whistle-blowing channels.”  By the end of March 2018, 75 of the investigations had been completed and 39 were already undergoing disciplinary processes.  Eskom has an internal forensic team of 104 members conducting the investigations, including external support.  "We do believe that we are fast tracking (the process).  Each case is being unpacked and must follow due process," Mabaso-Koyana indicated.  Since the new board took over in January, five senior management employees, including executives have left given “serious allegations of misconduct”.  A further four have been suspended.  Two will face an independent disciplinary hearing in April and the remaining two will face a hearing in May

  • Read this report by Lameez Omarjee in full at Fin24

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