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eskomBusinessLive reports that Suzanne Daniels — a whistleblower on the Gupta family’s alleged capture of Eskom — was due on Monday to face disciplinary charges that could cost her job.  

The R1.6bn McKinsey and Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners consultancy scandal is at the heart of Eskom’s case against her.  Daniels denounced that deal as "brazen theft" and accused the parastatal of lying about those payments.  But Eskom maintains she was a key player in the saga and has produced an 11-page charge sheet against her, in which it claims that she deliberately hid Trillian’s involvement in the McKinsey deal.  Eskom also maintains that Daniels was largely responsible for the R1.6bn being paid to McKinsey and Trillian.  She is accused of supporting a settlement agreement that made possible those payments "without there being a contractual basis for doing so".  Eskom’s latest charge sheet against Daniels is the fifth that she has faced.  Daniels will apparently defend herself against these and other accusations, and will argue that she is being victimised by Eskom because she blew the whistle on the alleged Gupta-linked corruption she is now accused of being complicit in.

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