Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane says unsubstantiated media reports filled with conjecture meant the company had to respond with the facts by releasing the Dentons report on the state of the company. The board's concern about the general deterioration of the utility amid weighty challenges had prompted it to appoint law firm Dentons to undertake a fact-finding mission on the board's behalf. The report followed a probe commissioned by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown early in 2015, and has been kept under wraps since.  Eskom said on Tuesday it had decided to release the Dentons report in order to do away with innuendo and conjecture. Although it had committed to release the report publicly, it was decided that the timing was not conducive to publishing the report. "Contrary to what has been reported, the board did not at any stage interfere with the probe," said Ngubane. To suggest that the board interfered in the investigation was not an insult only to the individual members of the...

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