Dear Steve John I refer to your e-mail to me — in which you copied Business Day editor Lukanyo Mnyanda and Financial Mail editor Rob Rose. The editors remain copied here. I wish to point out, though, that you neglected to copy in your own colleagues. In the interests of transparency, I have taken the liberty of copying McKinsey’s global managing partner, Kevin Sneader, SA managing partner Saf Yeboah-Amankwah and Johannesburg senior partner Ozgur Tanrikulu into our correspondence. Let me inform you that your instruction that your "short" letter is "not for publication" — written in bold capital letters right at the top of the page — shall be honoured. What I shall publish, though, is my response. This will be published in both Business Day and Financial Mail, and I shall do so with any further correspondence I may receive from you on this matter — a matter that largely concerns the R1.6bn that Eskom paid to McKinsey and Trillian Capital Partners. For the record, your e-mail was McKin...

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