The DA is to lay criminal charges against Eskom’s chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, as it believes he may have played a pivotal role in the Guptas’ capture of Eskom. "Singh has been linked to a range of corruption scandals and dodgy deals at Eskom which must be fully investigated," DA spokeswoman on public enterprises Natasha Mazzone said on Thursday. These included the award of R495m in contracts to Trillian as a subcontractor of McKinsey; an arbitration settlement of R577m, reduced from R2.1bn, for Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration & Resources; giving Tegeta a R1.6bn guarantee to purchase Optimum Coal even if it wasn’t used; and the upfront coal contract payment to Tegeta. "Based on the absurd explanation Singh provided yesterday [Wednesday], as to why Eskom gave Gupta-linked Tegeta a 72% discount to acquire Optimum, it appears he may be one of a number of seemingly compromised individuals at Eskom who have sought to loot our public coffers," Mazzone said. "As chief financial offi...

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