Eskom's board remained steadfast in its position that the public protector's State of Capture report had not thoroughly assessed the documents provided by the utility and it would consider taking the report on review. "There are a number of inconsistencies in the report and we have asked counsel to look at our options," said Suzanne Daniels, a senior general manager at Eskom, on Friday. But while chairman Ben Ngubane, board member Pat Naidoo, chief financial officer Anoj Singh and Daniels defended Eskom at a media briefing on Friday against allegations of favouring companies linked to the Gupta family, there was still no explanation for the 44 phone calls CEO Brian Molefe made to Ajay Gupta between August 2 2015 and March 22 2016, and the 14 calls Gupta made to him. Molefe said at the same briefing that he was taking legal advice on the matter of the phone calls and would not be commenting. But he did say: "I am not saying that the public protector is wrong. All I am saying is that ...

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