On Wednesday morning, Anoj Singh, who is at the centre of corruption allegations at Eskom involving the Gupta family, held two mysterious meetings at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. This is hardly the appropriate time for Eskom’s chief financial officer to be holding private meetings with his colleagues. Singh was placed on special leave on July 27, following pressure from lenders after Eskom received an audit qualification for incurring R3bn in irregular expenditure.He is suspected of corruption after leaked e-mails revealed he had been hosted by the Guptas in Dubai while helping them to buy Optimum coal mine by arranging a R1.6bn guarantee and authorising an irregular R660m prepayment. He was also instrumental in reducing Optimum’s R2bn fine to R577m after the mine was bought by the Guptas. Last week, Business Day discovered that Singh was also implicated in wrongdoing in an interim report by law firm Bowmans, which investigated fee payments totalling R1.6bn by ...

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