ROB ROSE: Eskom, and how not to handle a death threat
A hitman’s chilling conversation with a former Eskom forensic investigator highlights the lack of incentive to tackle corruption
As chilling details emerge of how far the energy “procurement mafia” will go to ensure their looting isn’t derailed, the spotlight has quickly swivelled onto a government and Eskom board that seem clueless about how to handle it.
Five months ago, Eskom CEO André de Ruyter was given the heave-ho by chair Mpho Makwana and public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan after a tell-all interview with eNCA, in which he described unchecked corruption and how the utility had become a “feeding trough” for the governing party...
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