Commendable as it may be, why am I still struggling to find peace with the article that led Business Day on Tuesday? (Eskom plans to take action against Koko, July 11)
Am I pleased that they are chasing a not-too-insubstantial sum of R360m? Of course I am.
So, what’s missing? Has it anything to do with the fact that: Eskom lent the Gupta’s R600m to buy a mine? Action taken thus far? Zero; or the fact that Eskom would not allow Glencore’s coal mine an increase in their price of coal, thus making it an unprofitable entity and therefore more saleable to the Guptas? Or slapping Glencore with a R2bn penalty, only to reduce it to R2.2m now that ownership has changed? Action taken thus far? Zero.
But here we are, sitting on the sidelines, watching Eskom extract their justice on a somewhat smaller act of impropriety by Matshela Koko and his step-daughter?
All well and good. But why no action on the other "misdemeanors"?