The new investigating directorate, established to tackle state capture and other high-profile cases, struck for the first time on Thursday, hauling in two former Eskom executives for alleged corruption related to the construction of the troubled Kusile power plant.

Mangope Hlakudi, former contract manager at Kusile, and his former boss, Abram Masango, former executive of group capital at Eskom, appeared on Thursday in the magistrate’s court in Johannesburg together with Antonio Jose Da Costa Trindade and Maphoko Kgomoeswana.

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