Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. Picture: THE TIMES
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. Picture: THE TIMES

Eskom could have saved more than R300m had it listened to advice it received in December that payments to Gupta-linked Trillian were irregular and possibly illegal.

This information is likely to be contained in a report Eskom will submit to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Friday explaining why it misled her, Parliament and the media about irregular payments totalling R1.6bn to Trillian and global consultancy McKinsey.

Business Day has seen evidence that consultancy Oliver Wyman rang alarm bells about the payments months before a final settlement was made with Trillian in February. But Eskom ignored these warnings — then lied about them.

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