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There seems to be something in the air at Eskom’s Megawatt Park head office that generates an untold number of lies. It certainly did not start with the current management team, or its most recent predecessor. But the propensity to fib has certainly intensified under the present lot. For now, it is CFO Anoj Singh who is under the microscope. Not long before that, in May, chief of generation Matshela Koko’s falsehoods led to him being put on ice. After breathing the contaminated air for a while — in the process generating their own stack of untruths — former chairman Ben Ngubane and ex-CEO Brian Molefe got tied up in their own web of deceit, before rushing off into the wilderness with their tails between their legs. These people seem to lie about the most important of things, be it how much power Eskom generates or how much money they have lavished on their Gupta handlers. As if to be consistent, they carry their fiction into less significant areas, such as whether an investigator’s ...

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