Ngubane says he did no wrong at Eskom
The power utility’s former chairman insists that procurement followed procedures and was executed according to delegated authorities
Former Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane did not concede on Wednesday that the power utility was ridden with corruption and irregular procurement while he was at the helm of the organisation between March 2015 and June 2017. He insisted during questioning in Parliament that he would await the outcome of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo before passing judgment. He adopted this position despite evidence indicating the capture of Eskom, African Democratic Christian Party MP Steve Swart said. Ngubane appeared before Parliament’s inquiry into the capture of Eskom to answer questions ranging from the contract of former CEO Brian Molefe to the prepayment made to Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources. Former SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni was a no-show and has been given until next Wednesday to appear before the inquiry. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba asked for 10 days to prepare for his appearance before the committee. Nguba...