During the release of Eskom's financial results for the year ended March 2018, chairman Jabu Mabuza said something to the effect of we don’t know what we don’t know. This was in reference to the scale of the “mess” his clean-up board, appointed towards the end of last January, found at Megawatt Park, Eskom’s Sunninghill headquarters. The mess was obvious for all to see – it was chronicled in the daily press through the #Gutptaleaks and disclosures from self-styled whistleblowers who would, themselves, later be shown to have feet of clay. Almost weekly, the perpetrators of the corporate malfeasance were falling on their swords thanks to the clean-up campaign. At year-end, 200-odd investigations were under way. These were over and above the three other investigations being conducted by the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks), the parliamentary portfolio committee on public enterprises, which was looking into governance failures at Eskom, and another by the Special In...

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