Embattled Eskom executive Matshela Koko, who escaped dismissal through a sham disciplinary process, broke the strict conditions of his suspension by regularly contacting Eskom employees, new evidence shows. Koko has refused to resign, even as other implicated executives, Anoj Singh and Prish Govender, did so this week. Koko is due to appear before Parliament’s portfolio committee inquiry into corruption and state capture at Eskom on Wednesday, where he is expected to protest his innocence. Business Day came into possession of phone records that show that Koko had spoken to his colleagues, including chief financial officer Singh, after he had been suspended on August 2 2017. His suspension notice expressly prohibited any contact with Eskom staff or suppliers. These disclosures are likely to add to mounting pressure for Eskom to act against Koko as the new board — headed by Telkom chair Jabu Mabuza — embarks on a process to rescue the utility and restore governance. Singh and Govender...

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