Eskom has laid criminal charges with the Hawks in relation to the power utility's coal supply agreement (CSA) with Gupta-owned Tegeta and will start pursuing civil claims, board chair Jabu Mabuza said on Friday. Mabuza was the first witness to testify at the state capture commission of inquiry about the financially distressed parastatal. He was appointed as Eskom board chair in January 2018 as part of a plan to clean up the power utility. Eskom was one of the state-owned enterprises that was at the heart of state capture and was used to loot billions of rand. Mabuza was asked on Friday about action the new board had taken following the release of a Treasury-commissioned forensic report into a coal supply agreement between Eskom and Tegeta, in which glaring irregularities and illegalities were found. The report, released in November, found that senior Eskom executives and officials also violated anticorruption laws for a R659m “prepayment” to Tegeta. The report recommended criminal i...

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